BP Horizon platform broken barrier incident analysis

23 September 2010

BP Horizon platform broken barrier incident analysis

SSC performed a TRIPOD analysis of this disaster on the basis of the BP report. It resulted in te following underlying Factors (Latent Failures):

  • Responsibilities not clear
  • Competence of leaders not adequate
  • Procedures and Engineering instructions problematic
  • Risk Management and MOC procedure not adequate
  • Several procedures not adequate
  • HAZOP practice not good
  • SIL concept (IEC 61511) not implemented
  • BP in company knowledge of Blow-out Preventers (BOP) insufficient
  • Practice of emergency planning and drilling not adequate.

Download here our TRIPOD analysis, based on the BP report
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