HSE in Surface Production OperationsOHSE/EXPSAFOP

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough understanding of risks and safety measures related to products, equipment and different operations in Oil & Gas production facilities.
Audience :
  • Engineers and staff involved in operating Oil & Gas field production facilities.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • OPERATIONS & HSE

      • Hazards and risks incurred. Consequences.
      • Risk management means: equipment, organizational and human aspects.
  • MAIN HAZARDS OF HYDROCARBON PROCESSING

      • 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

      • Fundamentals of risk assessment process.
      • Job Safety Analysis (JSA) procedure and steps.
      • JSA exercise.
  • RISK IN NORMAL PROCESS OPERATIONS

      • Risks associated to static equipment.
      • Risks associated to rotating machinery.
      • Risks associated to the use of utilities: inert gases, liquid water, steam, air, diesel, fuel gas.
  • SAFE ISOLATION OF PLANT & EQUIPMENT

      • 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…
      • Risks associated to operations of depressurization and drainage toward: flare, slops, tanks, oily water.
      • 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

      • Permit To Work (PTW) system. Objectives. Roles and responsibilities. Process.
      • Risks associated to construction and maintenance works:
      • Lifting and rigging operations.
      • Access and working in confined space. Ventilation and atmosphere analysis: oxygen content explosivity, toxicity
      • Works at height: ladders, scaffolding, mobile elevated working platforms…
      • Safe use of tools
      • Radioactive sources.
  • ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK - HUMAN FACTORS

      • 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.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN FIELD OPERATIONS

      • Main concepts.
      • Tools to manage sustainability.
      • Potential environmental impacts in field operations.
      • Sustainability reporting. Introduction to regulatory framework.

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.

Ways & Means

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