New tracking system improves emergency response standards

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Protecting lives and reducing risk with state-of-the-art tracking technology

Looking to reduce the risk of an adverse event and be prepared to act efficiently when the need arises, Saudi Aramco’s Safaniyah Offshore Producing Department (SOfPD) has launched the world’s first jack-up barge to be equipped with a real-time personnel location tracking system.

This state-of-the-art system virtually eliminates any uncertainty about the number of crew members aboard the vessel in case of an emergency, and in the event of an incident, allows staff onshore to provide accurate crew information to better coordinate a rapid emergency response with those offshore.

Like any other industrial operation, offshore oil production has its own potential hazards. The SOfPD department’s challenge is to reduce the risk of an adverse event and to be prepared to act effectively when the need arises to protect lives and property. It is critical that in the event of an emergency, crew members can be found and mustered to a safe location to organize an emergency response, and if need be, ensure a quick and effective rescue.

The potential for human error in the head count leads to uncertainty about how many crew members are onboard the vessel, and in the event of an incident, operators have no way of knowing where their colleagues are. Because of the importance of a coordinated and rapid emergency response across both offshore and the emergency control center onshore, it is important that accurate crew information be available to on-board operators and offshore personnel.

The use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in ID cards that crew members and visitors must wear as they board achieves a significant update in tracking and identifying those on board at all times. 

Looking to reduce the risk of an adverse event and be prepared to act efficiently when the need arises, Saudi Aramco’s Safaniyah Offshore Producing Department (SOfPD) has launched the world’s first jack-up barge to be equipped with a real-time personnel location tracking system.

This state-of-the-art system virtually eliminates any uncertainty about the number of crew members aboard the vessel in case of an emergency, and in the event of an incident, allows staff onshore to provide accurate crew information to better coordinate a rapid emergency response with those offshore.

Like any other industrial operation, offshore oil production has its own potential hazards. The SOfPD department’s challenge is to reduce the risk of an adverse event and to be prepared to act effectively when the need arises to protect lives and property. It is critical that in the event of an emergency, crew members can be found and mustered to a safe location to organize an emergency response, and if need be, ensure a quick and effective rescue.

The potential for human error in the head count leads to uncertainty about how many crew members are onboard the vessel, and in the event of an incident, operators have no way of knowing where their colleagues are. Because of the importance of a coordinated and rapid emergency response across both offshore and the emergency control center onshore, it is important that accurate crew information be available to on-board operators and offshore personnel.

The use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in ID cards that crew members and visitors must wear as they board achieves a significant update in tracking and identifying those on board at all times. 

Looking to reduce the risk of an adverse event and be prepared to act efficiently when the need arises, Saudi Aramco’s Safaniyah Offshore Producing Department (SOfPD) has launched the world’s first jack-up barge to be equipped with a real-time personnel location tracking system.

This state-of-the-art system virtually eliminates any uncertainty about the number of crew members aboard the vessel in case of an emergency, and in the event of an incident, allows staff onshore to provide accurate crew information to better coordinate a rapid emergency response with those offshore.

Like any other industrial operation, offshore oil production has its own potential hazards. The SOfPD department’s challenge is to reduce the risk of an adverse event and to be prepared to act effectively when the need arises to protect lives and property. It is critical that in the event of an emergency, crew members can be found and mustered to a safe location to organize an emergency response, and if need be, ensure a quick and effective rescue.

The potential for human error in the head count leads to uncertainty about how many crew members are onboard the vessel, and in the event of an incident, operators have no way of knowing where their colleagues are. Because of the importance of a coordinated and rapid emergency response across both offshore and the emergency control center onshore, it is important that accurate crew information be available to on-board operators and offshore personnel.

The use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in ID cards that crew members and visitors must wear as they board achieves a significant update in tracking and identifying those on board at all times.