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E-641 - HSE in Surface Production Operations

E-641 - HSE in Surface Production Operations

5 days
HSE/EXPSAFOP
Sessions
Dates Location Tuition Register
Nov 12 - 16, 2018 Pau 3,570 €
Online By email
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers and staff involved in operating Oil & Gas field production facilities.

Level

  • Foundation
  • 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.
Course Content

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.
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