Stories from members of the offshore oil and gas tribe as they work to keep the sails trimmed and the ship afloat during the turbulent seas of COVID-19 High reliability organizations (HRO) have five principles embedded in their DNA: Preoccupation with failure Reluctance to simplify Sensitivity to operations Commitment to…
Lillian Espinoza-Gala, owner LEG Exploration Education, served on the steering committee for National Academy of Science Offshore Worker Empowerment workshop held in Houston in January 2018 and a section of her Macondo Research is published in Chapter 2 of the proceedings. She currently serves as a Membership Chair on SPE International Human Factors Technical Section Board.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.
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