Sudden-onset disaster resilience considering functionality improvement planning: An upstream oil and gas company

Navid Salmanzadeh-Meydani, S. M. T. Fatemi Ghomi*, Seyedhamidreza Shahabi Haghighi, Kannan Govindan

*Corresponding author for this work

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The present paper presents a quantitative approach to evaluate organizational resilience in sudden-onset disasters considering preparedness actions (PAs). The resilience triangle concept is extended and gradual improvement of the level of functionality (LF) strategy is examined as PAs. Robustness and rapidity measures are considered as loss of LF and recovery time to indicate the overall disaster resilience. Besides, the resourcefulness and redundancy measures are considered pre-determined response plans and PAs aimed to improve disaster resilience. Two mathematical models are developed by applying these measures. Thereafter, graphical analytics are conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of PAs and provide a better outlook for decision-makers. Then, mathematical analyses are conducted to show how the PAs affect resilience measures. It is mathematically proved that PAs exert considerable impacts on recovery time, loss of LF, and robustness. To illustrate the application of the proposed approach, it is applied to an upstream oil and gas company in the field of exploration and production. The results suggest that the approach is significantly effective in disaster response, planning, and mitigation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number104956
JournalJournal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • Disaster operations management
  • Disaster resilience
  • Functionality improvement
  • Pre-determined response plans
  • Preparedness actions
  • Sudden-onset disaster


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