Oil & Gas Operational Safety

Start Date: 14 Jan 2018
End Date: 18 Jan 2018
Duration: 5
Country: Istanboul / Turkey
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment


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. In this programme you will be able to:

         Enhance your skills in identifying root causes for incidents in the oil and gas industries

         Identify all business risks

         Familiar with oil and gas risk assessment techniques

         Implement advanced risk management techniques for incident prevention and control


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

         Production and process engineers

         Maintenance personnel

         HSE personnel

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


         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


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.


This training programme is designed to provide a sound breadth of underpinning knowledge that enables delegates to manage oil and gas operational risks effectively.


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

         Maritime transport

         Land transport

         Diving activities

         Cargo handling and lifting operations

         Programme review












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