Oil & Gas Operational Safety

Start Date: 17 Mar 2019
End Date: 21 Mar 2019
Duration: 5
Country: Istanboul / Turkey
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Course Description


This programme is based on NEBOSH International Technical Oil and Gas Operational Safety that is designed to provide a sound breadth of underpinning knowledge that enables the participants to manage oil and gas operational risks effectively.

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 (USA) in 2005. Topics covered in this programme include:

         Modern HSE Management Systems

         Up-stream and down-stream oil and gas operations and equipment

         Process safety management (PSM)

         Oil and gas hazards identification and analysis

         Mechanics of fire, explosion and toxic releases

Course Objective


         Explain the purpose of and procedures for investigating incidents and how the lessons learnt 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 organisation's documented evidence to provide a convincing and valid argument that a system is adequately safe in the oil and gas industries


Programme Methodology

Participants will learn by active participation during the programme through the use of exercises, case studies and open discussion forums. Videos shown will encourage further discussions and delegates are encouraged to bring forth experiences and problems from their own organisations. The programme will be run using power point slide, copies of which will be distributed both in hard and soft copies.


Programme Summary

This programme is designed to provide skills in identifying root causes for incidents in the oil and gas industries, identifying all business risks, familiarise with oil and gas risk assessment techniques, and implement advanced risk management techniques for incident prevention and control.




Who Should attend?


         All supervisors and line management who have assigned responsibilities within the organisations HSE management system

         Safety Representatives

         Production and process engineers

         Maintenance personnel

         Newly qualified health & safety advisor

         HSE personnel

         All personnel involved in planning and implementing the organisations HSE management system


Course Outline


Day 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)


Day 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


Day 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


Day 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


Day 5

Logistics and Transport Operations Safety

         Maritime transport

         Land transport

         Diving activities

         Cargo handling and lifting operations

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