Advanced analysis improves emergency responses to subsea hydrocarbon releases ///

An unplanned release event is highly undesirable and can lead to large-scale disasters in worker safety, environmental considerations and economics. Comprehensive risk assessment of the operation is, therefore, a critical step for well development. Emergency response plans can then be formulated to meet any challenges highlighted. Highly detailed plans can be developed up front, which can be put into action immediately, should an unplanned event occur. Such emergency response plans are now regulatory requirements in some locations.

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