CRIOP Analysis Method

Client: Various


The CRIOP Analysis Method was developed in the 1990s by the oil industry and updated in 2003.

The purpose is to validate the ability of a command and control system/room to handle all modes of operation in a safe and efficient manner. CRIOP consists of a checklist and a scenario analysis.

HFS’s involvement with CRIOP

HFS’s relationship with CRIOP goes back to 1990, when our role was quality assurance of the method. During the 2003 method update, HFS sat in the Steering Committee as well as providing input to the revision.

HFS has used the CRIOP Analysis method for control rooms on fixed and floating production units, as well as for  drillers cabins and other related control rooms/panels.  More recently HFS has used CRIOP in relation to Integrated Operations and Remote Support. HFS also uses the tool as a design tool early in the design process.

HFS teaches the CRIOP method at NTNU (Trondheim), UNIK (Oslo University) and through Masterclasses to the oil and gas industry around the world.

Clients of this method include:

  • Aker Kvaerner
  • Awilco
  • BP
  • GustoMSC
  • Marathon Petroleum Company
  • StatoilHydro
  • Saga Petroleum
  • Smedvig
  • Transocean
  • Vetco

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