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1. (WO2018052314) OPTIMISING FIRE PROTECTION FOR AN OFFSHORE PLATFORM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/052314    International Application No.:    PCT/NO2017/050230
Publication Date: Fri Mar 23 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 16 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A62C 99/00
B63B 35/44
E02B 17/00
E21B 35/00
Applicants: EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Inventors: KRØGER, Dagfinn
SOLBERG, Bjarne Alexander
Title: OPTIMISING FIRE PROTECTION FOR AN OFFSHORE PLATFORM
Abstract:
An offshore oil and gas platform 14, 16 has equipment and piping associated with an oil and gas installation. A method for optimising fire protection for the platform 14, 16 comprises: arranging the platform 14, 16 to have an evacuation time of at most 15 minutes or less using one or more evacuation route(s) via a gangway or bridge 136 allowing personnel to escape to a vessel or to another platform 14, 16; determining a maximum evacuation time for the platform 14, 16; assessing the risk to personnel using the evacuation route(s) in accordance with the determined maximum evacuation time in the event of a fire; and providing passive fire protection to equipment and/or piping on the platform 14, 16 in order to prevent escalation of the fire that would create a risk to personnel on the evacuation route(s) during the determined evacuation time.