29 Sep '11, 4pm

Shell's Bukom island refinery fire extinguished - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

The worst is yet to come - that's the startup process, especially where damaged have not been properly assessed and operations in under time and commercial pressure to get production going again. Initial assessment would be systems failure and/or incompetent persons involved. Of course it is a result of maintenance, where things/equipment are being tinkered with, causing leaks and monitoring equipment may be turned off or replaced with wrong specifications. Complacency! I have been with oil and gas industry many years now and while the image of the companies project safety excellence - the actual implementation leaves much to be desired. Too much outsourcing and relying on "cheap" contract jobs employing even "cheaper" personnel on short term contracts who have no other objectives except to make a quick buck. How else do you survive on a under-budgeted contract - innovate ...

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