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Unformatted text preview: risk, or to weaknesses in safety controls. 429 Former BP executive vice president, James “Kent” Wells summarized the company’s OMS system as follows: We have a number of systems. DWOP, for one, gives us guidance. We have a system that weʹve been working on for the last several years called OMS, which is our operational management system. And the purpose of that system is to sort of bring together so weʹre very systematic and consistent across the whole company the way we expect things to be done. And it sets out ‐ ‐ we have some standards in there. And what we do is we use that to set the guidelines for activity we might do, and then also to work with our contractors that probably already have their own safety management systems to make sure that we believe their systems are adequate. 430 As noted by Wells, the requirements in the January 2009 standard were supplemented by requirements in the DWOP. BP’s DWOP required that BP employees be present at...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BEPP 305 taught by Professor Nini during the Fall '11 term at UPenn.

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