Risk Management [electronic resource] : With Applications from the Offshore Petroleum Industry / by Terje Aven, Jan Erik Vinnem.

By: Aven, Terje [author.]Contributor(s): Vinnem, Jan Erik [author.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Springer Series in Reliability Engineering: Publisher: London : Springer London, 2007Description: XII, 200 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846286537Subject(s): Engineering | Industrial engineering | System safety | Structural control (Engineering) | Engineering | Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk | Operations Research/Decision Theory | Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment | Industrial and Production EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 658.56 LOC classification: TA169.7T55-T55.3TA403.6Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Risk Management Principles and Methods — Review and Discussion -- A Risk Management Framework for Decision Support under Uncertainty -- Applications — Concept Optimisation -- Applications — Operations Phase -- Applications — Choice of Disposal Alternative -- Applications — Risk Indicators, National Level -- The Success Factors — Discussion.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Risk management is a process to assist in the decision-making. The risk management process takes the potential hazards as a starting point, in order to identify suitable arrangements and measures for accident prevention and emergency response in case of an incident. Risk management is a useful approach to satisfy functional regulatory requirements to safety. Technological developments, organisational changes and increased demand for efficiency have influenced the vulnerability of our society. Thus, safety and risk management is becoming an important field. Risk Management with Applications from the Offshore Petroleum Industry presents an in-depth discussion of some fundamental principles of risk management, related to the use of expected values, uncertainty handling and risk acceptance criteria. A decision framework for risk management is developed that provides a structure for the classification of risk decision problems and a procedure for the execution of the related decision-making processes. Several examples from the offshore petroleum industry are included to illustrate the use of the framework, but it can also be applied in other areas. With the inclusion of a risk management framework designed to achieve better decisions and therefore more desirable outcomes, Risk Management with Applications from the Offshore Petroleum Industry is a valuable resource for practitioners in the industry, engineering managers and regulatory authorities. Graduate students and researchers in risk management will find this book a comprehensive reference. Dr Terje Aven and Dr Jan Erik Vinnem are Professors of Risk Analysis and Management at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Springer Series in Reliability Engineering publishes high-quality books in important areas of current theoretical research and development in reliability, and in areas that bridge the gap between theory and application in areas of interest to practitioners in industry, laboratories, business, and government.
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Risk Management Principles and Methods — Review and Discussion -- A Risk Management Framework for Decision Support under Uncertainty -- Applications — Concept Optimisation -- Applications — Operations Phase -- Applications — Choice of Disposal Alternative -- Applications — Risk Indicators, National Level -- The Success Factors — Discussion.

Risk management is a process to assist in the decision-making. The risk management process takes the potential hazards as a starting point, in order to identify suitable arrangements and measures for accident prevention and emergency response in case of an incident. Risk management is a useful approach to satisfy functional regulatory requirements to safety. Technological developments, organisational changes and increased demand for efficiency have influenced the vulnerability of our society. Thus, safety and risk management is becoming an important field. Risk Management with Applications from the Offshore Petroleum Industry presents an in-depth discussion of some fundamental principles of risk management, related to the use of expected values, uncertainty handling and risk acceptance criteria. A decision framework for risk management is developed that provides a structure for the classification of risk decision problems and a procedure for the execution of the related decision-making processes. Several examples from the offshore petroleum industry are included to illustrate the use of the framework, but it can also be applied in other areas. With the inclusion of a risk management framework designed to achieve better decisions and therefore more desirable outcomes, Risk Management with Applications from the Offshore Petroleum Industry is a valuable resource for practitioners in the industry, engineering managers and regulatory authorities. Graduate students and researchers in risk management will find this book a comprehensive reference. Dr Terje Aven and Dr Jan Erik Vinnem are Professors of Risk Analysis and Management at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Springer Series in Reliability Engineering publishes high-quality books in important areas of current theoretical research and development in reliability, and in areas that bridge the gap between theory and application in areas of interest to practitioners in industry, laboratories, business, and government.

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