Aide Memoir for Geophysical Risk Assessors
To help address this situation, IAGC and the OGP Geophysical HSE Subcommittee are assembling a simple database of fatalities from geophysical operations that have previously occurred. We believe this important project will improve the industries’ HSE management of geophysical operations. The database would serve this purpose and furthermore:
Provide essential training material for the new generation of professionals.
Knowledge of what has gone wrong in the past.
Avoid re-inventing of the wheel the hard way.
Help answer the question: “Has this happened before?”
Provide completeness checks on hazard registers and HSE guidelines and manuals.
Provide further statistical insight on the risk pattern and profile for Geophysical operations.
Enable the use of the full industry experience, rather than the limited experience of a single company or individual.
- In addition, we have included 324 fatalities from 221 accidents that happened in other E&P operations, but could have easily happened in Geophysics.
NEW - We have added a User Manual (first draft) to help one use the database and in providing additional items to the database. [Thanks to Eelco for preparing this!]
- Information should be sent to IAGC's Tim Fransioli or to the OGP via Mr. Eelco Sixma.
- The database is kept fully anonymous, with no country, company, contractor or victim information. Only the year of the accident is recorded, to reduce the possibility of entering duplicate events.
- We are not asking for formal accident reports (although those would be best). In fact, we accept data from “memory,” provided the source has first hand knowledge of the event, i.e. we must avoid “hear say.”
- We have now also included the vehicle incidents from the source data bases.
- In due course, we plan to package this as a joint OGP / IAGC report.
- The spreadsheet database will also be made available to the industry via the web (see links).
- We intend to periodically update the database.
- Follow this link to a September 2007 PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Eelco Sixma to the IAGC/OGP Global HSE Forum for more background and analysis.
9 May 2013