Offshore safety and risk management: A comparative study in the oil industry

Evangelia Fragouli

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    One of the greatest threat to wildlife and marine animals, health and the environment is the activities of petroleum companies located offshore. Their operations at times results in accidents where million gallons of crude oil find their way into the natural ecology with its attendant damage to the environment. The manner in which this accidents/spills are managed determines the extent of damage these accidents would have on our safety, health and environment at large. The purpose of this paper is to compare the two offshore accidents involving the PAA in the Refugio Oil Spill and the EAPC in the Israeli Oil Spill in relation to how both companies managed their crisis. Secondary data, analysis of documentation from selected journals and critical literature review was applied. This paper concludes that a standard contingency plan, good team co-ordination, and effective communication is needed to effectively manage a crisis situation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication3rd International Open Conference on Business & Public Administration 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationConference Proceedings
    EditorsDimitrios A. Giannias, Eleni Sfakianaki
    Place of PublicationGreece
    PublisherHellenic Open University
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9789605389901
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2016


    • oil
    • risk management
    • risk
    • environment
    • offshore companies


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