Offshore Petroleum Facility Integrity in Australia and the United Kingdom: A Comparative Study of Two Countries Utilising the Safety Case Regime

OGEL 6 (2011),
in Comparative Energy Law

Hunter, Tina
Paterson, John

Introduction

Offshore petroleum activities are undertaken in some of the most hostile environments on earth. The facilities involved have to withstand not only the extremes of weather, tide and current, but also the temperatures and pressures of the volatile substances that they produce - oil and gas. Those same facilities must also provide living accommodation for the workforce in a relatively restricted space. Together these factors create a potentially harsh and unforgiving working environment. The regulation of health and safety on offshore installations may be said to involve two interrelated ...



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Suggested Citation

T. Hunter; J. Paterson; "Offshore Petroleum Facility Integrity in Australia and the United Kingdom: A Comparative Study of Two Countries Utilising the Safety Case Regime"
OGEL 6 (2011), www.ogel.org

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