Pala de André, Ravenna (Italy) from 3/29/2017 to 3/31/2017
"Transition to a sustainable energy mix" is the core topic of OMC 2017: the exhibition and the wealth conference agenda allow sharing ideas, new research and innovation to highlight how the Oil & Gas industry can give a solid support to a more sustainable future.
Here the RINA Services' contribution to OMC 2017:
- Thursday 30th March (09.00 - 10.40 AM | Room D - Preparing the industry for the transition)
A governance approach based on ISO 26000 for the Oil & Gas industry
(Laura Severino, RINA Services; Piera Turati, Eni)
The objective of this article is to give a practical guidance in order to promote ISO 26000 in Oil & Gas industry, with a high complexity of decision making structures and with a high complexity of context. The international guidance on social responsibility ISO 26000 enables a holistic approach to different issues of sustainability, balancing the various needs of creation of business value, governance, economic and social development, energy saving, environmental protection and fight against climate change and is particularly useful for organisation which operate in complex situations. A governance approach based on ISO 26000 helps oil and gas industry in monitoring, measuring, managing and reporting the negative and positive impacts of its operations.
Since 2014 Eni has been developing and implementing in Eni’s subsidiaries/districts sustainability procedures/management systems based on ISO 26000 and asks RINA to assess the level of implementation of this standard at different districts/subsidiaries.
- Friday 31st March (09.00 - 10.40 AM | Room B - Production)
Minimum requirements for decision making and maintenance of existing fixed offshore structures
(Stefano Copello, RINA Services; Marco Magliano, RINA Services; Ambra Manera, University of Genoa)
The number of existing offshore platforms nearing the end of their designed life is increasing but the fields beneath them still contain viable reserves. The challenge is to continue to use, in safety conditions, offshore platforms that have reached the end of their designed lifetime and, on the other side, to ensure that to extend the service is affordable.
Safety is identified by minimum target probability of failure: the existing structure is fit-for-purpose when the risk of structural failure leading to unacceptable consequences is adequately low. The required safety target can be then related to the actual system capacity of the platform, measured by the residual strength reserve of the whole jacket evaluated by, e.g., a pushover analysis, and then introduced in a system reliability assessment capable to eventually determine the actual residual life of the structure and maximum return period of the extreme environmental loading that the platform is still capable to withstand.
- Friday 31st March (09.00 - 10.40 AM | Room C - Decommissioning)
Condition assessment for offshore platforms reuse
(Stefano Copello - Stefano Gaugenrieder - Carlo Pellegrino, RINA Services)
Nowadays most of the Oil Companies, in view of a project for the exploitation of a new shallow water oilfield, are considering to reuse existing offshore structures removed from previous service site.
This solution is considered strategic, in comparison to the construction of a new platform, with respect to the time required to production, which can be anticipated. Moreover the cost benefits may prove significant taking into account the lower price of the used platform compared to the cost to be incurred for the design/construction of a new structure.
Cost saving is the issue but, of course, also the structural safety is to be considered as primary target: therefore, in view of the possible purchase of the existing structure, it must be carried out an appropriate assessment in order to confirm the engineering feasibility of the project and analyze the costs with the purpose to quantify the economic benefits.
To meet our team, visit us at the stand n. N1 Hall 7. For further information, please visit the
OMC 2017 website