The CRIOP history
The first version of CRIOP was published in 1990. The scope was a scenario and general checklist-method for "Evaluation of the Offshore Control Centre". The focus of the methodology was on the human aspects in terms of conditions for successful crisis handling.
The initial methodology was a result of the CRIOP project, "Crisis Intervention in Offshore Production," taking place in the period 1985-90, with support from Norsk Hydro, Saga and Elf. Some of the key events since the development of CRIOP in the 1990's have been:
Based on the use of the CRIOP methodology in the petroleum industry, Norsk Hydro decided to initiate a revision of the methodology in 2003. A project initiation meeting was arranged at 9/12-2002. This group, with some included members, has been used as a Steering Committee (SC) for the project to update CRIOP, chaired by Norsk Hydro/J. Monsen. You can learn more about the CRIOP developers, consultants and projects under "Participants and projects".
The new CRIOP methodology has been improved through experience from several CRIOP analyses, among others at Snøhvit /Statoil, Visund /Statoil /Norsk Hydro and Oseberg Feltsenter /Norsk Hydro. The user experience has been discussed with an expert team. The experience from the pilots has been included in the revised version of CRIOP. The new version was published in 2003, and the change history has been as documented in the following: