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E-642 - Unconventional Resources: Safety issues

E-642 - Unconventional Resources: Safety issues

5 days
HSE/SHALESAFOPGB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers and staff involved in operating unconventional 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 Unconventional Oil & Gas production facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • deepen knowledge of hazards involved in hydrocarbon processing,
  • assess risks involved in drilling and well intervention operations,
  • assess risks associated with land transportation,
  • describe the main elements to correctly manage simultaneous operations of production and drilling.
Course Content

GENERAL RISKS ASSOCIATED TO OIL & GAS OPERATIONS

0.75 day

  • 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, fracturing fluids and toxic gas (H2S).
  • Health and hygiene risks associated with hydraulic fracturing operations. Medical fitness to work certificates.
  • Electrical risks. Area classification requirements. Certificates.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH DRILLING EQUIPMENT

0.75 day

  • 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.
  • General layout of drilling activities: safety distances.

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH DRILLING OPERATIONS

0.5 day

  • Risks associated to mud preparation, mud tanks and mud pumps.
  • Risks associated to cuttings treatment units: shakers, degasser, desander, centrifuge…
  • Risks associated to cementing units and cementing operations.
  • Well control hazards and equipment.
  • Testing requirements: functional and pressure tests.
  • Inspection and certification of equipment and personnel with responsibilities in well control scenarios.

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH COMPLETION & WELL INTERVENTION OPERATIONS

0.5 day

  • Risks associated with well completion and well testing operations. Main precautions.
  • Risks during well interventions:
  • Perforation.
  • Hydraulic fracturing.
  • Coiled Tubing.
  • Particular HSE aspects of workover operations.

RISKS OF LOGISTICS - LAND TRANSPORTATION

0.5 day

  • Vehicles fitness and drivers competency assurance.
  • Journey management plan elements.
  • Transportation of dangerous goods.

MANAGEMENT OF SIMULTANEOUS PRODUCTION & WELL OPERATIONS

1.5 days

  • Introduction to SIMultaneous OPerationS (SIMOPS) in shale Oil & Gas production operations.
  • Main roles and responsibilities of the process.
  • Definition of works specific dossiers.
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment of specified works. Exercise.
  • Development of interface document and matrix of permitted operations.
  • Exercise of development of a compatibility matrix.
  • Kick off meeting and induction of involved parties.
  • Management system framework. HSE Bridging Document.
  • SIMOPS Management steering group. Meetings and activity planning.
  • Permit To Work (PTW) system. Objectives. Roles & responsibilities. Process. Application in SIMOPS process.
  • Use of interface matrix. Exercise.
  • Communication systems.
  • Emergency arrangements.
  • Management of change and downgraded situations in SIMOPS.

CASE STUDY - MANAGEMENT OF SIMOPS

0.5 day

  • Case study of a shale gas production plant and drilling:
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment.
  • SIMOPS compatibility matrix development.
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