IMPROVING OFFSHORE SAFETY WITH THE X-PAS™ SERVICE

We are delighted to be working alongside the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) on a ground-breaking new project to address a key challenge facing our industry; how to identify, measure and manage the risks posed by human behaviours to impact safe and predictable offshore operations.

XPAS Human Risk

The project, which is one of the first to be awarded by the OGTC’s Digital Solutions Centre, will focus on combining predictive technology and data science with psychology to map an organisation’s ‘behavioural DNA’. 

Chris Ayres, COO at OPEX explains; “The potential to significantly reduce offshore incidents lies in our ability to manage human risk. Current approaches to address this and understand safety behaviours rely on surveys that give us an insight into what employees think and how they feel.   By working with leading behavioural psychologists, we have devised diagnostic tools that provide key insights into how these individuals are likely to act and behave.”

“Understanding where an organisation’s behavioural risk lies across its operations and workforce is one piece of the puzzle, but, we can apply data science to take this a step further.  Using the X-PAS™ service, huge volumes of historic incident data can be analysed so that areas of human risk can be understood in relation to all relevant environmental factors that may impact offshore incidents.

“Our aim is to work alongside companies to use their existing data to greatly strengthen the safety and predictability of their offshore operations. By providing meaningful and actionable insights we hope to address the most significant, yet difficult to quantify risk factor in the oil and gas industry.”