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Australian Hydrocarbon Releases

Graham Marshall - Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA) has identified a marked increase in the number of hydrocarbon releases and spills occurring in Australia in 2010 compared to previous years.

In the period January to July 2010, NOPSA received 22 reports about hydrocarbon releases.

Twenty of these incidents involved gas releases with 16 of these occurring on Floating Production, Storage and Offtake (FPSO)  Tanker ships.

Three of the uncontrolled gas releases involved over 300 kilograms of gas.

According to NOPSA, the most common root-causes of these hydrocarbon releases included:

  • A lack of an appropriate level of preventative maintenance;
  • A lack of a routine inspection regime;
  • Inadequate training and competence amongst operators, supervisors and managers for hazard and risk management;
  • Inadequate procedures; and
  • Procedures not being following on site.

 

All the usual suspects really.

To read a NOPSA safety alert relating to this issue, simply click here.

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