Global Maritime

Risk in Operations

All types of operations involve some degree of risk. When operating in environments with many variables, as in marine operations, risk must be assessed and managed efficiently. Our risk experts collaborate with our marine operations department to give pragmatic advice in the development of solutions, and to safe-proof and risk-minimize operations. We provide multiple services related to marine operations.



A major risk in marine operations is collision between a unit and vessels or other objects. In collaboration with our marine masters, we provide methods to determine optimum solutions, and to reduce and document collision risk in all types of operations. Our area of expertise includes models and dynamic positioning operations close to offshore installations, or to floating units.



A dropped object risk assessment quantifies the risk caused by accidentally dropped object loads on subsea pipelines and other assets located within the safety zone. The estimates from the assessment permit decision makers to understand dropped objects risk (with reference to risk acceptance criteria), and to find the most efficient risk reducing measures.


Dropped object risk assessment is an important component in the evaluation of risk to submarine pipelines and other subsea assets. It is based on standard methodology described in the recommended practice, DNV-RP-F107 (October 2010).


As a global industry leader in marine and offshore technology, Global Maritime focuses on marine operations, dynamic positioning, vessel systems, naval architecture, crane operations, and structures. Our risk engineers have extensive knowledge and understanding of the behaviour of dropped objects in the sea, and the impact they can have on submarine pipelines and other subsea assets.



Operational Efficiency and RAM Studies concerns ensuring high production performance in the most cost-effective manner, whilst maintaining a high level of safety and quality in any given industrial operation. This is achieved by combining multiple uncertainty modelling methods and engineering disciplines to ensure optimum design solutions and operational concepts.


Operability assessments provide vital input in the planning and execution of marine operations, and aim to efficiently manage operational risk. Based on site specific weather data, operational limits, and a detailed description of the operations, operability assessments give important information about potential downtime and feasibility of complex and critical operations.


Global Maritime's risk engineers have experience from a wide range of challenges related to optimising operational efficiency in the oil and gas industry.


Global Maritime OPSIM and Miriam RAM Studio are tailored to predicting operational efficiencies and managing uncertainties in complex marine operations combined with process limitations. By combining these tools we are able to give our clients optimal solutions to their challenges.



Risk Based Inspection (RBI) analysis is a structured approach that makes the best use of available resources to assess, mitigate and monitor the risks associated with the failure of a structure. This methodology is used to locate and schedule inspections of structures, based on degradation mechanisms and consequences of failure.


Relevant Experience

ISM Manual for Tat Hong Offshore and Marine Services

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Operational Risk Assessment

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Sheringham Shoal, Cathodic Protection Retrofit Project

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North Sea Fishfarm

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