Measuring and Improving Blended Project-Safety Culture in Operations of Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities
Texas A&M University
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)
NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants
Oil System Safety Research
Measuring organizational commitment to safety is particularly challenging in the offshore oil and gas industry, as 80 percent of personnel are third-party contractors. The industry’s reliance on external contractors means team members may not share the same training, experiences, and even language. Rather than measuring safety culture in broad terms, this project aims to develop quantifiable measurements of safety culture improvements that are specific to three categories: activity, team (for example, contractors versus onshore-based specialists), and the type of offshore installation. It will also provide a tool for measuring safety culture while work orders are being planned and executed.