Saipem looks to aviation best practices to enhance safety, performance
The drilling industry should consider leveraging the best practices of high-reliability organizations from the likes of the aviation industry, said Francesco Racheli, COO of Saipem Onshore Drilling, at the 2019 IADC World Drilling Conference in Milan on 19 June. Mr Racheli spoke about the need to improve standardization in areas like competence and processes, as well as centralization in terms of decision making. Performance management, as in human factors, is another critical focus area, he said. In this video, Mr Racheli discusses how easily accessible, simplified checklists and quick reference handbooks can be adopted from aviation to improve safety and performance in drilling operations.