The goal of the game is to maintain the offshore safety, managing the production activities, by prevention actions and appropriate actions in response to possible threats that can affect your set of platforms.
Some information sheets are included in the game in order to provide the Gamer with correct and reliable contents about the different safety aspects in offshore operations for the hydrocarbon production.
Please look at General Information notes to learn more about hydrocarbon reservoirs and offshore safety.
In Offshore Safety , game dynamics exemplifying actual operations are included but of course, they are adapted to the game purposes.
In order to guarantee workers' safety, as well as safety of environment and plants, some prevention action are required.
If a potential threats for safety occurs, it is required to promptly operate in order to avoid major damages to people, environment and platforms themselves. Here below a brief description of possible repair actions.
Here below a list of possible threats that can interest the offshore platforms and their emplyees is mentioned.
Here below you can find some information about offshore safety and general contents on O&G activity.
The increasing attention towards the safety of offshore energy activities was grown after the catastrophic accident occurred in the Gulf of Mexico (Macondo well) in April 2010 . In response to this increased awareness, the European Union started a deep analysis of the regulatory framework in the Member States with the aim to ensure the safety standards. In 2013 the European Union issued the Directive on safety of offshore oil and gas operations (Directive 2013/30/EU). The Directive was enforced in Italy through the Legislative Decree 145/2015. Among the several actions, in the Decree set the National Committee for the safety of offshore operations.
Offshore O&G platforms are plants built in the offshore for the exploitation of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Each platform can have one or more wells drilled to the reservoir. Their size is very widespread: from 15 sq. meters to more than 5000 sq. meters. Platforms are planned in order to resist aginst bad sea and weather conditions, over time. For further details about italian offshore platforms, click here.
Hydrocarbon reservoirs are mineral deposits of organic compounds, naturally present in the underground, that are part of the unavailable assets of the State. Hydrocarbons (specifically, natural gas and oil) are used mainly for energy production. The competent Authority for the management of underground resources, hydrocarbons included, is the Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE). MiSE licenses the O&G Companies for the reservoir exploitation, providing rules for environmental protections. MiSE is also responsible for the monitoring and control activities, carried out by UNMIG Sections.
Go to the FAQ section in the UNMIG website for further details.