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Oil & Gas Operational Safety



The importance of effective health and safety training in the oil and gas industry is highlighted by extensively reported examples of major process safety incidents including the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the Buncefield oil storage depot explosion (2005), the 1988 Piper Alpha oil platform explosion (both occurring in the UK) and the BP Texas Refinery explosion in 2005

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Enhance their skills in identifying root causes for incidents in the oil and gas industries
  • Identify all business risks
  • Learn how to be familiar with oil and gas risk assessment techniques
  • Implement advanced risk management techniques for incident prevention and control
  • Explain the purpose of and procedures for investigating incidents and how the lessons learned can be used to improve health and safety in the oil and gas industries
  • Explain the hazards inherent in oil and gas arising from the extraction, storage, and processing of raw materials and products
  • Outline the risk management techniques used in the oil and gas industries
  • Explain the purpose and content of an organization's documented evidence to provide a convincing and valid argument that a system is adequately safe in the oil and gas industries

Targeted Audience:

  • Technical Personnel
  • Engineering/Project/Process personnel
  • Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Safety Personnel

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Health, Safety, and Environmental Management in Context:

  • Learning from incidents
  • Hazards inherent in oil and gas
  • Risk management techniques used in the oil and gas industries
  • Safe systems of work
  • Hydrocarbon process safety I
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)

Unit 2: Hydrocarbon Process Safety:

  • Mechanics of failure
  • Safety-critical equipment control
  • Safe containment of hydrocarbons
  • Plant operation and maintenance
  • Start-up and shut down
  • Fire hazards, risks, and controls
  • Furnaces and boiler operations

Unit 3: Risk Assessment Techniques:

  • Framework for risk assessment
  • Hazard and Operability Study ‘HAZOP’
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis ‘FMEA’
  • The Bow-tie model
  • Safety Integrity Level ‘SIL’ selection
  • Hazardous Area Classification

Unit 4: Fire Protection and Emergency Response:

  • Fire and explosion in the oil and gas industries
  • Types of fire
  • Types of explosion
  • Fire and explosion risk analysis
  • Fire and explosion protective systems
  • Emergency Plans and response

Unit 5: Logistics and Transport Operations

  • Maritime transport
  • Land transport
  • Diving activities
  • Cargo handling and lifting operations

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