April 2020

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Safety: Where foresight replaces hindsight: How AI impacts the future of oil and gas safety

According to the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), there were 31 fatal incidents across the industry in 2018.

Stewart, H., Advisian Digital, part of the Worley Group; Aitken, C., SaltGrid

According to the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), there were 31 fatal incidents across the industry in 2018. This result was down only slightly from 33 the year before—a startlingly small improvement, given that preventing major accidents, injuries to people and hydrocarbon releases are top priorities across the energy industry. Thanks to enhancements in technology, safety management in the sector has undoubtedly and steadily improved. Traditional methods of capturing and handling safety information have become more efficient, helping keep people and assets safer. However, what if the future allows us to take the entire industry a step further? Widespread adoption

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