Hydrocarbon Release Prevention guidance
Effective asset integrity management is vital in preventing hydrocarbon releases (HCRs).
HCRs are a key indicator of how well installation operators are managing asset integrity on their offshore installations, so preventing them should be a primary objective.
This guide provides a pragmatic framework for those seeking to prevent HCRs. It is equally applicable to those looking to establish an HCR prevention programme, as it is to those looking to improve ones already in place.
The framework comprises several key areas which, if managed effectively, have a significant impact on preventing HCRs.
These are: Performance management, Operational activities, Investigations and learning, Competency, Integrity management, Leadership, communication and engagement and HCR prevention plans