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E-550 - HSE in Surface Production Operations

  • Engineers and staff involved in operating oil and gas field processing facilities
  • To provide a thorough understanding of risks and safety measures related to products, equipment, and different operations in oil and gas processing facilities
Learning Objectives
  • To deepen knowledge of hazards involved in routine operations, SIMOPS and shutdown/start-up operations
  • To assess risks involved in different operations and adopt best industry practices
  • To adopt the most appropriate safety measures in routine oil and gas processing operations and when faced with unforeseen events
  • To explain key safety management rules leading to high HSE standards
Ways and means
  • Several applications and illustrations
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions

Operations and HSE 0.25 day
  • Hazards and risks incurred - Consequences
  • Risk management means: equipment, organizational and human aspects
Main HSE risks 0.75 day
  • Dangerous products classification MSDS
  • Flammability
  • Explosive atmospheres (ATEX): flammable products, flash point, explosive limits - Ignition sources: flames, self-ignition, sparks and static electricity, pyrophoric products - Preventive measures and precautions: during normal conditions, during draining and sampling operations, in the event of leaks, with regard to storage tanks, during loading and offloading - Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (B.L.E.V.E.) phenomena
  • Fluid behavior and related hazards
  • Vessel pressure, consequences of temperature variation: thermal expansion, vaporization, collapse freezing due to pressure relief - Avoidance of risks through the correct use of common place equipment: safety valves, rupture discs
HSE in production operations 1 day
  • Use of utilities: inert gases, liquid water, steam, air, gas oil, fuel gas
  • Blow-down and drainage toward: flare, slops, tanks, oily water
  • Mechanical lock-out - 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 Protection Equipment (PPE)
HSE in maintenance & construction works 0.5 day
  • Inventory of risks in works
  • Lifting and rigging
  • Working in confined space
  • Works at height: ladders, scaffolding, mobile elevated working platforms...
  • Use of tools: sand blasting, grinding, HP cleaning
  • Radioactive sources - Working on electrical equipment
  • Work Permits: various types, responsibilities
HSE management - Responsibilities 0.5 day
  • SIMultaneous OPerations (SIMOPS) management
  • Management of modifications
  • 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
  • Responsibilities
Environmental considerations in E&P 0.5 day
Hazard analysis - Fundamentals of safety engineering 1.5 days
  • Introduction to Risk Evaluation, Identification of Major Hazards - HAZID - HAZOP
  • Optimization of Layouts. Safety Instrumented Systems
2016 course calendar
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Nov 07 - 11 Rueil €3,210 Online By email