HSE Engineer - IFP Training Certificate

Graduate Certificate

Who should attend?

  • This course provides an in-depth knowledge of safety and environment issues in Oil & Gas production activities: from design to facilities operation.
Public :
  • Engineers (particularly field/project engineers) called on to take the position of HSE or safety engineer.

Level :Knowledge

Prerequisite :
  • Engineering degree or equivalent experience within the Oil & Gas industry.

Course Content

  • DOWNHOLE PRODUCTION - Duration : 5 Days

      • Fundamentals of reservoir engineering, drilling, completion and well servicing.
  • OIL & GAS FIELD PROCESSING - Duration : 10 Days

      • Fundamentals of reservoir engineering, drilling, completion and well servicing.
      • Fundamentals of thermodynamics applied to effluent processing.
      • Crude oil treatment.
      • Production water treatment and injection.
      • Gas processing and conditioning.
      • Overview of static equipment. Piping, valves, thermal and storage equipment.
      • Overview of rotating equipment. Pumps, compressors and gas turbines.
      • Instrumentation and process control.
  • HSE MANAGEMENT - Duration : 10 Days

      • HSE management system.
      • Occupational health and safety management.
      • Human factors and responsibilities - HSE culture and HSE leadership.
      • HSE management in projects.
      • HSE management of contractors.
      • HSE management of logistics.
      • Undesired events reporting and investigation.
      • HSE audits.

      • Hazard identification and risk assessment of surface processing operations: hazardous products, flammability, fluid behavior.
      • Utilities, flares & drains. Safe isolation of plant and equipment (LOTO, degassing-inerting, ventilation…).
      • Risk assessment of maintenance and construction works.
      • Permit to work system.
      • Emergency response. Strategies and crisis management.
  • SAFETY ENGINEERING - Duration : 10 Days

      • Process hazard analysis. HAZID studies, HAZOP studies. Consequence analysis methodology.
      • Major hazard assessment & quantitative risk assessment.
      • Safety instrumented systems.
      • Fire detection and protection systems.

      • Environmental management system.
      • Environmental and social impact assessment. Projects.
      • Applicable technologies for impact mitigation.
      • Waste management planning.
      • Oil spill contingency plan.
  • ASSET INTEGRITY - Duration : 5 Days

      • Introduction to Asset Integrity Management.
      • Criticality and Risk Assessment Tools. FMECA, FTA.
      • Inspection and test.
      • Corrosion.
      • Maintenance and inspection based on failure risk.
      • Implementation and challenges.

      • Hazard identification and risk assessment of drilling operations.
      • HSE management of drilling, completion, rig move and well intervention operations.
      • HSE evaluation of drilling contractors.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the overall production chain and explain main techniques and equipment used in the Oil & Gas facilities,
  • Detail HSE aspects regarding production operations, construction, maintenance works, projects/logistics,
  • Describe HSE management roles and responsibilities, set-up and implement HSE management system,
  • Contribute to safety engineering studies, incident analysis and investigation reporting, HSE monitoring.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training by industry specialist lecturers, with numerous teamwork sessions.
  • Numerous applications, case studies and experience feedback.

Learning assessment

  • Continuous assessments all-along the program.
  • Final assessment including a presentation in front of a jury.


Coordinator :IFP Training trainer (permanent or contracted) having a good expertise and/or experience of the related topics, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program : referent.handicap@ifptraining.com