Nightmare Pipeline Failures: Fantasy Planning, Black Swans and Integrity Management

Nightmare Pipeline Failures: Fantasy Planning, Black Swans and Integrity Management

by Hayes, Hopkins

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Nightmare Pipeline Failures: Fantasy Planning, Black Swans and Integrity Management by Hayes, Hopkins

Nightmare Pipeline Failures Preventing rare events with catastrophic consequences is difficult. In the oil and gas industry (and other industries where organisations operate complex, hazardous technology), incidents arise for a number of reasons, including: failure to recognise and act on warning signs, poor planning and cost-cutting, inappropriate maintenance, failure to learn from past incidents and accidents, poor management decision-making, inconsistent policies and procedures, and, lack of effective regulatory oversight. Analysing and understanding the human and organisational causes of such incidents is, therefore, critical to future incident prevention. In their latest book, Associate Professor Jan Hayes and Emeritus Professor Andrew Hopkins explore the causes of the California and Michigan (US) pipeline ruptures, providing their insights into how such catastrophic incidents can occur, and how they might be prevented. In addition, they discuss the failure of pipeline regulation in the US and the need for regulatory reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925091137
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Publication date: 06/24/2015
Pages: 170
Sales rank: 341,752
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

About the authors vii

Authors' acknowledgments viii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Part 1

Chapter 2 Lethal maintenance 15

Chapter 3 MAOP determination and grandfathering 23

Chapter 4 The Marshall and Gulf of Mexico oil spills 33

Part 2

Chapter 5 Integrity management and risk assessment 53

Chapter 6 The meaning of safety 67

Chapter 7 Dealing with uncertainty 83

Chapter 8 Setting senior management priorities 95

Chapter 9 Effective safety regulation 107

Chapter 10 The compliance paradox 123

Chapter 11 Concluding remarks 133

Appendix Combining risk scores for individual threats 143

Bibliography 147

Index 155

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