Offshore Energy Safety Institute Human Factors Report

Energy Transition Group
20 Feb 2017

The Offshore Energy Safety Institute (OESI) recently announced the availability of a new report, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Offshore Drilling and Production: The Implications for Drilling Safety.

The report was prepared by OESI under a contract from the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and is organized in two parts. The first presents a summary of the current literature on the status of the oil and gas industry with regard to the adoption and integration of hydraulic fracturing methods, principles, and processes. The second assesses gaps in current research efforts and identifies topics believed to be candidates for further study including perceptual vs. cognitive based-decision making; instantiating super workers’ wisdom; vigilance; and stressed performance testing.

The report also offers suggestions regarding return on investment and key performance indicators. OESI has accepted an invitation from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) to co-host a Forum in 2017. The exact date has not yet been set but should be announced soon.

To access the report, please visit the OESI website.