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Sesseng, C., Storesund, K. & Steen-Hansen, A. (2018). Analysis of 985 fire incidents related to oil- and gas production  on the Norwegian shelf. In: Stein Haugen, Anne Barros, Coen van Gulijk, Trond Kongsvik, Jan Erik Vinnem (Ed.), Safety and Reliability: Safe Societies in a Changing World. Paper presented at Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World: Proceedings of ESREL 2018, June 17-21, 2018, Trondheim, Norway (pp. 1847-1854). , 1
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of 985 fire incidents related to oil- and gas production  on the Norwegian shelf
2018 (English)In: Safety and Reliability: Safe Societies in a Changing World / [ed] Stein Haugen, Anne Barros, Coen van Gulijk, Trond Kongsvik, Jan Erik Vinnem, 2018, Vol. 1, p. 1847-1854Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Fire is a major threat in the petroleum industry. However, little has been published about the fire related incidents that have occurred in the Norwegian petroleum sector. To gain more knowledge, data from 985 incidents in the 1997 - 2014 period has been analysed. Examples of factors studied are type of facility involved, involved area or system, consequences and severity level. The analysis of the fire incidents reveals that even though many incidents are reported, the large majority of these have not imposed risks for severe fire accidents. It has also provided valuable information regarding possible dangerous situations, commonly in-volved areas, types of equipment as well as types of activity that were involved. Twenty-nine percent of the incidents were false alarms, which must be regarded as a high number in an industry where any production stop could be extremely costly.

National Category
Reliability and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-36548 (URN)2-s2.0-85058105023 (Scopus ID)9780815386827 (ISBN)
Conference
Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World: Proceedings of ESREL 2018, June 17-21, 2018, Trondheim, Norway
Available from: 2018-11-29 Created: 2018-11-29 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved
Sesseng, C., Storesund, K. & Steen-Hansen, A. (2018). Analysis of 985 fire incidents related to oil-and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf. In: Safety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World - Proceedings of the 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018: . Paper presented at 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, 17 June 2018 through 21 June 2018 (pp. 1847-1854).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of 985 fire incidents related to oil-and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf
2018 (English)In: Safety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World - Proceedings of the 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, 2018, p. 1847-1854Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Fire is a major threat in the petroleum industry. However, little has been published about the fire related incidents that have occurred in the Norwegian petroleum sector. To gain more knowledge, data from 985 incidents in the 1997–2014 period has been analysed. Examples of factors studied are type of facility involved, involved area or system, consequences and severity level. The analysis of the fire incidents reveals that even though many incidents are reported, the large majority of these have not imposed risks for severe fire accidents. It has also provided valuable information regarding possible dangerous situations, commonly involved areas, types of equipment as well as types of activity that were involved. Twenty-nine percent of the incidents were false alarms, which must be regarded as a high number in an industry where any production stop could be extremely costly.

Keywords
Gasoline, Petroleum industry, Reliability, Risk assessment, Dangerous situations, False alarms, Fire accident, Fire incidents, Norwegian continental shelves, Oil and gas production, Petroleum sectors, Fires
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-37462 (URN)2-s2.0-85058105023 (Scopus ID)9780815386827 (ISBN)
Conference
28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, 17 June 2018 through 21 June 2018
Available from: 2019-01-22 Created: 2019-01-22 Last updated: 2019-01-22Bibliographically approved
Sesseng, C., Storesund, K. & Steen-Hansen, A. (2018). Analysis of fatal fires in Norway over a decade, – A retrospective observational study. In: Safety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World - Proceedings of the 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018: . Paper presented at 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, 17 June 2018 through 21 June 2018 (pp. 2837-2844).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of fatal fires in Norway over a decade, – A retrospective observational study
2018 (English)In: Safety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World - Proceedings of the 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, 2018, p. 2837-2844Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Five-hundred-and-seventy-one fatalities were registered in the official fire statistics in Norway between 2005–2014. However, little is known about the victims. This study collected information from several sources to build a holistic database and gain more knowledge about the technical and social aspects of the incidents, forming a basis for more targeted measures. Human behaviour greatly affects the risk of fire, which supports why social aspects of incidents should be considered when identifying risk factors associated with the victims. The results showed a clear distinction between victims above and below the age of 67 with respect to risk factors. For the elderly, reduced mobility, impaired cognitive ability, mental disorders and smoking were observed risk factors. For the younger victims known substance abuse, mental illness, alcoholic influence and smoking were observed, mostly in combination. This shows that fire is a social problem, and should be prevented by initiating customised measures

Keywords
Behavioral research, Diseases, Economic and social effects, Reliability, Social aspects, Cognitive ability, Fire statistics, Human behaviours, Mental disorders, Mental illness, Observational study, Social problems, Substance abuse, Fires
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-37461 (URN)2-s2.0-85058136726 (Scopus ID)9780815386827 (ISBN)
Conference
28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, 17 June 2018 through 21 June 2018
Available from: 2019-01-22 Created: 2019-01-22 Last updated: 2019-01-22Bibliographically approved
Sesseng, C., Storesund, K. & Steen-Hansen, A. (2017). Analyse av dødsbranner i Norge i perioden 2005 - 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analyse av dødsbranner i Norge i perioden 2005 - 2014
2017 (Norwegian)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [no]

I denne studien er informasjon fra brannstatistikk og andre kilder fra perioden 2005 – 2014 analysert, for å få mer detaljert kunnskap om hvem som omkommer i brann og hvorfor de omkommer. Dermed kan tiltak iverksettes mer målrettet for å redusere antall omkomne.  Følgende spørsmål er forsøkt besvart i studien: 1. Hvilke risikofaktorer forbindes med de som omkommer i branner i Norge? 2. Hva er årsakene til dødsbranner i Norge? 3. Hvordan kan dødsbranner best forebygges?  I den aktuelle perioden er det registrert 517 branner med 571 omkomne. Vi har kartlagt informasjon fra 347 politirapporter, identifisert 387 omkomne og trukket ut informasjon fra pasientjournalene til 248 av de omkomne.

Publisher
p. 75
Series
RISE rapport ; A17 20176:1
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-33293 (URN)
Available from: 2018-02-22 Created: 2018-02-22 Last updated: 2018-08-17
Sesseng, C., Storesund, K. & Steen-Hansen, A. (2017). Analysis of fatal fires in Norway in the 2005 – 2014 period.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysis of fatal fires in Norway in the 2005 – 2014 period
2017 (Norwegian)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this study, information from fire statistics and other sources has been analyzed to get more detailed knowledge than before about who dies in fires and why. This will help to implement more targeted measures in order to reduce the number of people perishing in fires.  The study attempted to answer the following questions: 1. What risk factors are associated with those who perish in fires in Norway? 2. What are the causes of fatal fires in Norway? 3. How can fatal fires best be prevented?  A total of 517 fires with 571 fatalities are registered in the official fire statistics in the 2005 – 2014 period. We have examined 347 police investigation reports, identified 387 deceased and  extracted information from 248 medical records.

Publisher
p. 73
Series
RISE rapport ; A17 20176:2
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-33292 (URN)
Available from: 2018-02-22 Created: 2018-02-22 Last updated: 2018-08-17Bibliographically approved
Rød, B., Pursiainen, C., Reitan, N. K., Storesund, K., Lange, D. & Mira da Silva, M. (2017). Evaluation of resilience assessment methodologies. In: Safety and Reliability - Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017: . Paper presented at 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017, 18 June 2017 through 22 June 2017 (pp. 1039-1052). CRC Press/Balkema
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2017 (English)In: Safety and Reliability - Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017, CRC Press/Balkema , 2017, p. 1039-1052Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There are a wide range of different frameworks and methodologies for analysing Critical Infrastructure (CI) resilience, covering organisational, technological and social resilience. However, there is a lack of a clear methodology combining these three resilience domains into one framework. The final goal of the ongoing EU-project IMPROVER, ‘Improved risk evaluation and implementation of resilience concepts to Critical Infrastructure,’ is to develop one single improved and easy-to-use critical infrastructure resilience analysis tool which will be applicable within all resilience domains and to all types of critical infrastructure. This article presents part of this work, in which IMPROVER comprehensively evaluated, by demonstration and comparison, a selection of existing resilience methodologies in order to integrate their best features into the new methodology. The selected methodologies were The Benchmark Resilience Tool (BRT) (Lee et al., 2013), Guidelines for Critical Infrastructures Resilience Evaluation (CIRE) (Bertocchi et al., 2016) and the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Index (CIRI). The latter was developed within the consortium (Pursiainen et al., 2017). The results show that it is hard to evaluate and compare the different methodologies considering that the methodologies are not aiming to achieve the same thing. However, this evaluation shows that all the methodologies have pros and cons, and that the IMPROVER project should aim at combining, in so far as is possible and commensurable, the identified pros while avoiding the identified cons into a Critical Infrastructure resilience assessment framework compatible with the current guidelines for risk assessment in the Member States. © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CRC Press/Balkema, 2017
Keywords
Public works, Reliability theory, Risk assessment, Safety engineering, Analysis tools, Assessment methodologies, Eu projects, Infrastructure resiliences, Organisational, Risk evaluation, Critical infrastructures
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-38101 (URN)10.1201/9781315210469-133 (DOI)2-s2.0-85058128990 (Scopus ID)9781138629370 (ISBN)
Conference
27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017, 18 June 2017 through 22 June 2017
Available from: 2019-03-08 Created: 2019-03-08 Last updated: 2019-03-13Bibliographically approved
Storesund, K., Sesseng, C. & Steen-Hansen, A. (2017). Fire fatalities in Norway: An analysis of 350 fires from 2005 to 2014. In: : . Paper presented at Nordic Fire & Safety Days, 18.-19. august 2017, København, Danmark.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fire fatalities in Norway: An analysis of 350 fires from 2005 to 2014
2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Keywords
fire fatalities, fire risk, fire prevention, statistics, investigation
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-37573 (URN)
Conference
Nordic Fire & Safety Days, 18.-19. august 2017, København, Danmark
Available from: 2019-01-24 Created: 2019-01-24 Last updated: 2019-01-29Bibliographically approved
Lange, D., Honfi, D., Theocharidou, M., Giannopoulos, G., Reitan, N. K. & Storesund, K. (2017). Incorporation of resilience assessment in critical infrastructure risk assessment frameworks. In: Safety and Reliability - Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017: . Paper presented at 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017, 18 June 2017 through 22 June 2017 (pp. 1031-1038). CRC Press/Balkema
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2017 (English)In: Safety and Reliability - Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017, CRC Press/Balkema , 2017, p. 1031-1038Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the concept of Critical Infrastructure (CI) resilience and its relationship with current Risk Assessment (RA) processes. It proposes a framework for resilience assessment of CI, which integrates the resilience paradigm into the RA process according to ISO 31000. The framework consists of three levels, namely (a) asset (focus on individual CI assets), (b) system (focus on dependencies between CI assets) and (c) national or regional (focus on societal aspects). It is applicable to individual CI or their combinations, accounting both for existing RA processes, for interdependencies and their effect on interconnected CI, while at the same time employing current, available resilience analysis tools and methodologies. This approach is also compatible with the current European guidelines for national RA applied by the EU Member States. © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CRC Press/Balkema, 2017
Keywords
Critical infrastructures, Public works, Reliability theory, Safety engineering, Analysis tools, Risk assessment framework, Risk assessment
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-38114 (URN)10.1201/9781315210469-132 (DOI)2-s2.0-85061395869 (Scopus ID)9781138629370 (ISBN)
Conference
27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017, 18 June 2017 through 22 June 2017
Available from: 2019-03-08 Created: 2019-03-08 Last updated: 2019-03-13Bibliographically approved
Reitan, N. K., Bouffier, C., Durgun, Ö., Guay, F., Ioannou, I., Mira da Silva, M., . . . Vigh, L. G. (2017). Infrastructures facing disaster risk: Pilot implementation of a new resilience management framework. In: : . Paper presented at World Bosai Forum 25. – 28. november 2017, Sendai, Japan.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-37571 (URN)
Conference
World Bosai Forum 25. – 28. november 2017, Sendai, Japan
Available from: 2019-01-24 Created: 2019-01-24 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Storesund, K. & Steen-Hansen, A. (2017). Recommendations for documentation of reaction-To-fire properties of materials in the oil and gas industry. In: 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire and Materials 2017: . Paper presented at 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire and Materials 2017, 6 February 2017 through 8 February 2017 (pp. 778-789).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recommendations for documentation of reaction-To-fire properties of materials in the oil and gas industry
2017 (English)In: 15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire and Materials 2017, 2017, p. 778-789Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a set of recommended reaction-To-fire test methods and related criteria for different construction products and furnishing products for use on offshore petroleum industry facilities. The system was first developed and published in 2008, as a response to performance based fire safety regulations. It has since then been extensively used by petroleum companies operating on the Norwegian shelf. The recommendations have been revised and updated recently to take revisions and developments of regulations, standards and test methods into account. These recommendations can be used as a part of the risk management system where the fire safety in high risk application areas shall be controlled, and are not limited to application of materials on facilities in the offshore petroleum industry only.

Keywords
Accident prevention, Fire protection, Fires, Gas industry, Petroleum industry, Risk management, Safety engineering, Testing, Application area, Construction products, Fire safety regulations, Offshore petroleum industry, Oil and Gas Industry, Performance based, Petroleum companies, Risk management systems, Flammability testing
National Category
Natural Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-33141 (URN)2-s2.0-85035787511 (Scopus ID)9781510846746 (ISBN)
Conference
15th International Conference and Exhibition on Fire and Materials 2017, 6 February 2017 through 8 February 2017
Available from: 2018-01-31 Created: 2018-01-31 Last updated: 2018-08-16Bibliographically approved
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3019-5510

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