Management of change (MOC) failure has been recognised for a long time in the oil and gas industry as being a cause of process safety incidents. Whilst it is expected that companies will have an MOC process in place already, this PSF focusses on recognising change that needs to be subject to MOC. Sometimes changes that might appear quite small can have a large impact on process safety, either by introducing new hazards or degrading existing barriers.
🔺 We look for and speak up about change.
🔺 We discuss changes and involve others to identify the need for management of change (MOC).
🔺 We review the MOC process for guidance on what triggers an MOC.
🔺 We discuss and seek advice on change that occursgradually over time.
PSF We Recognise Change Video
SIMOPS gas venting
This moment highlights that during SIMOPS it is vital that hazards are assessed and the joint safety needs are considered for all operations on both platforms.
High levels of CH4 at shakers during well test operations
Highlights the need for all changes to the Well Test Program to go through the Management of Change process and that they are assessed properly