This article presents a review of the current industry approach to the perception of risk and the managment of the hazards on a floating rig or vessel connected at the seabed. The range of possible consequences covers everything from minor operational delay to catastrophic failure of the workstring. This article includes two first-hand accounts of events that resulted in severe damage to the rig structure and also incorporates feedback from a survey of subject matter specialists to gauge a wider understanding of industry incidents and perception of risk.View Article
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