HSE in Drilling Operations

OHSE/HSEE

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough understanding of risks associated to drilling operations and to reinforce the HSE culture of the workplace environment.
Audience :
  • Young engineers and technicians involved or wishing to extend their knowledge in drilling operations.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • GENERAL RISKS ASSOCIATED TO DRILLING OPERATIONS

      • Introduction to Risk Assessment process. Hazard identification and risk assessment.
      • Risk of flammability:
      • Explosive atmospheres (ATEX): flammable products, explosive limits and flash point.
      • Ignition sources: naked flame, auto-ignition temperature, sparks and static electricity…
      • Risks associated with chemical products/toxic gas (H2S).
      • Health and hygiene risks. Medical fitness to work certificates.
      • Electrical Risks. Area classification requirements. Certificates.
      • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH RIG EQUIPMENT

      • Introduction to risks associated to derrick, rig floor, stabbing board, derrick board and crown block. Certificates.
      • Risk of dropped objects.
      • Works at height.
      • Introduction to risks associated to drawworks, top drive, travelling block, winches and pipe handling system. Certificates.
      • HSE management of lifting and rigging operations.
  • RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH DRILLING FLUIDS PROCESSING & CEMENTING OPERATIONS

      • Risks associated to mud preparation, mud tanks and mud pumps.
      • Confined space entry procedure.
      • Risks associated to cuttings treatment units: shakers, degasser, desander, centrifuge, …
      • Risks associated to cementing units and cementing operations.
      • HSE management of pressurized equipment.
  • HSE MANAGEMENT OF WELL CONTROL EQUIPMENT

      • Scenarios associated to well control and main impacts. Examples of catastrophic events.
      • Description and action of well control equipment.
      • Testing requirements: functional and pressure tests.
      • Inspection and certification of equipment and personnel with responsibilities in well control scenarios.
  • RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SUPPORT FACILITIES

      • Engine rooms, power generation and air compressors.
      • Risks at workshops: hand tools, compressed gas bottles.
      • HSE management of storage areas.
      • Introduction to HSE in logistics: materials and personnel transportation requirements.
  • SAFETY ENGINEERING APPLICATED TO DRILLING OPERATIONS

      • General layout of drilling activities: safety distances.
      • Fire & gas detection systems: certificate and testing requirements.
  • RISKS IN WELL INTERVENTION OPERATIONS

      • Introduction to common well intervention equipment. Main risks.
      • Well control equipment in well intervention.
      • Risks in perforation and well abandonment.
  • ORGANISATIONAL FRAMEWORK

      • Introduction to HSE management system.
      • HSE management of contractors:
      • HSE evaluation of contractor selection.
      • Objectives and development of HSE Bridging Document: case study.
      • Emergency response planning:
      • Main elements and resources: blow out contingency plan, environmental contingency plan and medevac plan.
      • Clinic requirements.
      • Risks associated to simultaneous operations with production and construction activities.
      • Management of change procedure.
      • Undesired event reporting.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT OF DRILLING OPERATIONS

      • Introduction to environmental impacts of drilling operations.
      • Environmental impact assessment and environmental management plan.
      • Waste management practices for drilling operations.
      • Well testing environmental impacts.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • ensure high HSE standard during drilling operations,
  • identify specific hazards, their associated risks during drilling operations and to define prevention and mitigation measures to reduce risks,
  • identify the certificates necessary to ensure the suitability of equipment and personnel,
  • understand and apply typical HSE management practices on site (prevention, protection, emergency planning).

Ways & Means

  • Several applications and illustrations.
  • Several case studies and teamwork sessions.