A resilient approach of safety assessment for confined space operations ON FPSO units

Menteş A., Mollaahmetoglu E.

OCEAN ENGINEERING, vol.252, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 252
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2022.111141
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Communication Abstracts, Computer & Applied Sciences, Environment Index, ICONDA Bibliographic, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: FPSO, Resilience, Resilience engineering, Confined space entry operations, Risk analysis, FUTURE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Operations performed on Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units involve many hazards, and these operations are inherently dangerous. Therefore, it is vital to establish safe environments where operability and maintainability are ensured by these systems. On FPSO units, especially confined space entry and operations, include a variety of critical risks and threats. The study proposes to use the Principles (capabilities) of Resilience Engineering (RE) as a new perspective to control and reduce potential risks that occur during confined space entry and operations. Also, the performances of these abilities are determined. If these capacities were identified and extended, this would make the confined space activities more resilient and safer. The results of the study show the proactive ability and usefulness of the RE in enabling the avoidance, mitigation, recovery, and survival from threats.