Risk of accidents moving the wrong way for Maersk Oil

2013 did not develop as Maersk Oil had hoped in terms of incidents that could potentially have resulted in a major accident. After three years of decline, the company's so-called High Potential Process Safety Incidents rate has increased again.

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High Potential Process Safety Incidents are an important indicator for the oil companies because it shows how good the individual company is at preventing what could, in the worst case scenario, develop into a serious accident. Because if a company can avoid the potential accidents it serves as documentation that a company - as a participant in a risk-fraught business- can act well before the potenially dangerous situation occurs.

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