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ADIL secures first Operational Risk Assessment software contract with Centrica

ADIL has been awarded a contract to deliver a new web-based system to Centrica Energy that will allow the operator to manage operational risk and improve transparency across its North Sea assets.

The deal marks the first delivery of the tool which helps duty holders develop new operational risk assessment (ORA) procedures or verify the strength of their existing system.

“In the goal setting environment of the oil and gas industry, legislation places an obligation on companies to effectively manage risk within their business,” said ADIL managing director James Paton.

“The effective management of major accident hazards is an integral feature of safe operations on offshore oil and gas installations. A duty holder’s procedures for risk management need to accommodate and account for adverse changes in safety-critical element provision or other abnormal situations that may potentially increase levels of major accident risk.”

The secure web-based system allows for the identification and categorisation of different types of operational risk using an established matrix. It includes a full history of the endorsement and approvals process both at an asset specific or region-wide level, with full reporting function.

The tool will provide asset, operation and HSE managers with remote-access visibility of ORA activity across their whole organisation, ensuring more comprehensive and assured risk action plans, more incisive interventions on emerging risk situations, improved learning from all significant incidents and enhanced competency assurance of critical roles in safety and operational risk.

“The energy industry is built on a culture of safe, compliant and reliable operations and this contract shows a clear commitment from one of the biggest names towards ensuring a managed and effective response to impaired safety-critical elements or other abnormal operation situations with the potential to increase major accident risk,” added Mr Paton.

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