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E-642 - HSE in Surface Production Operations

5 days HSE/EXPSAFOP
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • Engineers and staff involved in operating Oil & Gas field production facilities.
Purpose
  • This course provides a thorough understanding of risks and safety measures related to products, equipment and different operations in Oil & Gas production facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • deepen knowledge of hazards involved in routine operations, SIMOPS and shutdown/start-up operations,
  • assess risks involved in different operations and adopt best industry practices,
  • adopt the most appropriate safety measures in routine Oil & Gas processing operations and when faced with unforeseen events,
  • explain key safety management rules leading to high HSE standards.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions.

OPERATIONS & HSE 0.25 day
  • Hazards and risks incurred. Consequences.
  • Risk management means: equipment, organizational and human aspects.
MAIN HAZARDS OF HYDROCARBON PROCESSING 0.75 day
  • Flammability: flame ignition and propagation principles. Types of combustibles, oxidizers and most common ignition sources in process facilities.
  • Toxicity: exposure limits. Specific hazards associated to H2S. Use of Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
  • Fluid behavior and related hazards: vessel pressure, consequences of temperature variation (thermal expansion, vaporization, vacuum, water hammer).
  • Fundamentals of pressure relief equipment: pressure relief valves, rupture disks, vacuum protection, flame arrestors.
RISK ASSESSMENT TOOLS - JOB SAFETY ANALYSIS 0.5 day
  • Fundamentals of risk assessment process.
  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA) procedure and steps.
  • JSA exercise.
RISK IN NORMAL PROCESS OPERATIONS 1 day
  • Risks associated to static equipment: storage tanks, thermal equipment, fired equipment, piping, valves.
  • Risks associated to rotating machinery: pumps, compressors, turbines.
  • Risks associated to electrical equipment: power generators.
  • Risks associated to the use of utilities: inert gases, liquid water, steam, air, diesel, fuel gas.
  • Risks associated to operations of depressurization and drainage toward: flare, slops, tanks, oily water.
SAFE ISOLATION OF PLANT & EQUIPMENT 1 day
  • Management of isolations.
  • Steps of process isolations.
  • Valve types and issues.
  • Mechanical isolation methods. Strategies for selection. Pros and cons.
  • Electrical lock-out.
  • Degassing-inerting: steam, nitrogen, water, vacuum, work permits, …
  • Entry into vessels. Ventilation and atmosphere analysis: oxygen content explosivity, toxicity.
  • Start-up: checks, accessibility and cleanliness, line up, deaeration, seal tests, oil in.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
HSE IN MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION WORKS - PERMIT TO WORK SYSTEM 0.5 day
  • Permit To Work (PTW) system. Objectives. Roles & responsibilities. Process.
  • Risks associated to construction and maintenance works:
  • Lifting and rigging operations.
  • Working in confined space.
  • Works at height: ladders, scaffolding, mobile elevated working platforms, …
  • Use of tools: sand blasting, grinding, HP cleaning.
  • Radioactive sources.
ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK - HUMAN FACTORS 0.5 day
  • Introduction to HSE management system.
  • SIMultaneous OPerations (SIMOPS) management.
  • Management of change.
  • Downgraded situations.
  • Learning from incidents and accidents: near misses, reporting and cause tree analysis.
  • Human factors in risk management, safe and unsafe habits, motivation, exemplarity, difficulties in improving safety results.
SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT IN FIELD OPERATIONS 0.5 day
  • Main concepts.
  • Tools to manage sustainability.
  • Potential environmental impacts in field operations.
  • Sustainability reporting. Introduction to regulatory framework.
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Oct 02 - 06 Pau €3,400 Online By email