ABERDEEN, Scotland, September 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Petrotechnics, the global leader in transforming frontline operational performance and lowering operational risk will present on how organisations can improve how Operational Risk is managed at the Fleming Gulf 9 th Annual HSE Forum in Doha, Qatar on September 30 th.
Petrotechnics Executive Vice President, Iain Mackay will pose challenging questions around the potential for organisations to improve Production Efficiency and Lower Operational Risk at the same time. Iain will explore how linking people, process and plant can provide a common view of risk across the organisation. Mackay will examine the need for a holistic understanding of operational risk based on linking asset integrity risk (barrier impairments) with the current workload risk. With a more joined up view of current operational risk, organizations can proactively manage a more optimized and less risky performance.
Traditionally, frontline operational risk is managed in silos with Process Safety Management focused personnel or engineering functions managing asset integrity risk and operations managing the risk associated with the intervention work occurring on the plant. Additionally, organizations often struggle to consistently and reliably capture the most appropriate data required to provide them with accurate risk profiles of the status of the plant and the cumulative risk of all of the work scheduled to take place during a defined period of time.MacKay said, " Without an understanding of how the cumulative workload in a given area of the plant is directly impacting the barrier status, how do we know if our current understanding of our barriers is correct? Are we simply managing one part of the Operational Risk Equation? Or are we managing two critical parts separately? By chang ing approach we can make things easier and drive sustainable improvement across our frontline operations. " By using a technology based intelligent, holistic integration of these disciplines, organizations can be empowered to optimize how they consistently manage workload against operational risk according to their policies. With a common view of operational risk in space, time and an understanding of what is driving risk, technology can help organizations make better decisions; and move strongly towards operational excellence, improving the overall plant health, integrity, safety and efficiency in order to get more work completed safely.