Monthly Archives: May 2012

Varanus Island report

WA Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore has released the long-awaited report into the 2008 Varanus Island failure.  The government announcement is here, with a link to the report itself at the bottom. The report is very wide-ranging and extends to … Continue reading

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SMS Benchmarking

Over the last three years, with the support of the APIA Research and Standards Committee and the Energy Pipelines CRC, I have been running a project to benchmark the AS 2885 safety management study process against other recognised methods of pipeline … Continue reading

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Loss of Supply

The AS 2885 risk evaluation process requires the consequences of pipeline failure to be assessed on three dimensions (Appendix F2): human injury or fatality interruption to continuity of supply with economic impact environmental damage (Also known as the people, supply … Continue reading

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Cyber attack

Well over a month since my last post of any substance – shocking!  I haven’t lost interest in this blog, just had a very busy period followed by a holiday to visit family. A year or two ago there was … Continue reading

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