“Black swans” are often employed as a metaphor for a rare and extreme event which might nevertheless happen. In the risk discipline, this is used to focus attention on the fact that serious incidents are possible – incidents which nobody had thought or known about, which had been ignored or regarded as inconceivable. The term “black swans” is used to sharpen awareness of and caution about uncertainty and risk related to activities in the oil and gas industry. Risk must be understood and managed. “Black swans” will help us to identify uncertainty and risk before the threat of an incident and an accident becomes reality. The film provides an insight into what an enhanced perspective on risk involves. That includes uncertainty, knowledge and surprises.
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