Title: The human performance model for complex and safety critical operations - a case study on drilling and wireline operations from the North Sea

Authors: Birgit Vignes; Jayantha P. Liyanage

Addresses: Petroleum Safety Authority, Olav Hanssens vei 10, 4021 Stavanger, Norway. ' University of Stavanger, 4036 Stavanger, Norway

Abstract: The Petroleum Safety Authority, Norway has performed projects and audits related to human factors and the drillers' and the wireline operators' work situation. The purpose of this paper is to present the human performance model in drilling and wireline operations based on the experience and what was learnt from projects and audits. The human performance model is an analysis of what is involved in human performance. Human performance can be predicted but it requires an understanding of the human, the activity being performed, and the context in which it is performed. The paper presents specific challenges in a sensitive work environment that have a large potential to pose some serious threats to the health, safety integrity, and work performance efficiency.

Keywords: human factors; human performance; wireline; drilling; human performance modelling; complex operations; safety critical operations; North Sea; work performance; health and safety; offshore oil and gas industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEAM.2012.050920

International Journal of Strategic Engineering Asset Management, 2012 Vol.1 No.2, pp.172 - 192

Published online: 23 Aug 2014 *

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