Human Factors in Oil & Gas Industry

by Cynthia Rando

Oil & Gas

Human Factors Oil Gas

Human Factors Methodologies At Work

Our methodologies can assist at onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities. As human factors professionals, we will use all of the tools in our belts to assess and address risk. Some of these tools include: design mitigation, workflow optimization, training techniques, user testing, task analysis, and more. By ensuring that you are designing with the user in mind you are also ensuring the user’s safety. Combining this business strategy with data through user testing, we ensure that the users needs and expectations are #1 priority.

Services In Highest Demand

  • Project Review/Assessment
  • Project Planning/Management
  • Focus Groups/ Contextual Inquires
  • User Design Requirements/ Interpretation
  • User Risk Definition
  • User Testing/Test Protocols
  • Human Factors Engineering Reports
  • Internal HF Programs

Why Invest In Human Factors

  • Increase Risk Mitigation
  • Safer Products, Services, and Environments
  • Faster Growth
  • Catalyze Innovation
  • Increase Market Acceptance
  • Reduce Cost
  • Improved User Experience
  • Optimized Organizational Efficiency 

Human Factors In Oil & Gas


Companies in the oil and gas industry rely on the relationship between humans and machines for the exploration and production process. These working environments are often hazardous and accident risk is high. In this complex network of systems and procedures, the importance of human centered design heightens as it reduces the risk of injury, making working conditions safer. Another component is the management of operational costs and maximizing up-time. Integration of human factors methodologies can assist in meeting these stringent demands safely and effectively. Whether it be through the analysis of tasks and workloads or the design of equipment interfaces – the potential for the application of human factors is abundant.

The Critical Factor: Safety

In the oil and gas industry, safety is critical. There are many elements to account for with all of the technology and chemicals which surround the user. From conceptualization to design – human centered design makes the user your priority and can ensure safe, usable, and optimized systems, processes and procedures.