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Abstract

TPAO, Turkiye’s sole national oil company, has undertaken lots of oil and natural gas exploration projects both onshore and offshore, as part of its mission to develop domestic and international resources and meet the continuously increasing demand for oil and gas in Turkiye. Increasing exploration and drilling activities have proved that HSE importance also increases for the sake of those increased activities. TPAO HSE policy emphasizes applying effective risk management by defining dangerous situations and acts regarding Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection. HSE supervisors need to deal with dangers, risks, and uncertainties in a well-organized way that is different than traditional way, so as to eliminate or mitigate the risks to the acceptable levels. TPAO risk studies include the periodic audits conducted for detection of risks, the root cause analyses made after every accident, determining hazards, and detecting unsafe ambience and actions. Risks need to be perceived by all employees who can be affected by their results. At that point, companies cannot reduce accidents or prevent their workers being exposed to job illnesses unless only preparing risk analysis but also make their employees perceive risks. In this study, the relationships between real accident risks and assumed ones were investigated over case studies under the scale of HSE risk perception efficiency for using AHP method by HSE specialists. As a result, Turkish Petroleum Cooperation HSE specialists’ risk perception efficiency was evaluated and analyzed, and some useful advices were suggested. Keywords: Oil and Gas, Risk, Perception, Efficiency, Accident, AHP.

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2013-05-15
2021-10-24
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