This workshop presents a comprehensive overview of the field of Health, Safety, and the Environment (HSE) in the modern petroleum industry and discusses how HSE management programs and procedures are a crucial aspect of companies that operate in the industry. The program consists of a careful balance of lectures by a recognized industry specialist and group exercises, readings, and discussions of case studies and scenarios. This blended learning format has proven to be the best way for participants to internalize the lecture content in a challenging and enjoyable team-based environment. In the process, attendees learn the complexities and challenges of developing and maintaining a robust HSE system in large organizations as well as developing an HSE-focused culture that helps to ensure safe and sustainable operations. Secondary benefits include extensive participant networking, team leadership development, decision-making skills, and experience in making formal presentations.
Upon completing this program, you will understand:
This program is ideal for those individuals who seek an understanding of HSE best practices in the international petroleum industry. This includes managers, planners, government personnel, technologists and engineers, field supervisors, contractors, support staff, and other specialists in the industry. It is also beneficial to those who interface with the oil and gas industry and those who work in other areas wishing to learn about this important component of the energy industry
Daily sessions will start at 8:00 AM and run until 5:00 PM. Participants will receive further information on location and schedule upon registration.
The instructional format consists of a balance of lectures by a seasoned industry expert and practical case studies, discussions, and group exercises. The lectures will address the complexities and challenges of HSE management in the petrochemical, oil and gas, and refining business, and all of the key considerations in developing a sound investment and operating plan that maintains long-term competitiveness.
The case studies and group exercises allow participants to investigate HSE topics in more detail and apply the learnings from the lecture presentations. Examples are taken from actual petroleum industry incidents and occurrences, and allow the participants to critically analyze the issues and impacts of these incidents. In addition, group exercises will directly address situations that are commonly faced in petroleum industry operations. The analysis and discussion of real-world events will provide the attendees with a deeper understanding of the nature of HSE issues in the petroleum industry and ways to address them in their own organizations.
Introduction and definition of risk management, forms of risk management in the petroleum industry, elements of risk management programs.
Examples of operations risk management, approaches to risk assessment, process risk assessments, qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods.
Overview of joint ventures, partnership issues, operator and non-operator HSE involvement and roles.
History and overview of HSE management programs, elements of HSE management systems, the role of management, management system metrics, linkage to sustainability.
Safety vs. process safety, hard and soft safety areas of concern related to people and process safety, safe work procedures, and key operations approaches to ensure ongoing operational integrity.
Linkage of process safety to HSE management systems, management of change, safety reviews, mechanical integrity, process safety information, contractors and third party involvement.
Health issues in the petroleum industry, chemical and material exposure issues, causes and effects of workplace injuries, assessing health risks, health and chemical control programs.
Emergency preparedness and response plans, response scenarios, emergency equipment, availability and maintenance, preparedness drills, emergency response command structures.
Incident investigation programs and requirements, levels of incidents and investigations, incident review and investigation techniques, reporting issues and requirements, conducting trend analysis to link with continuous improvement programs.
Overview and classes of environmental issues, pollutants, impacts of improper environmental management, scales of impact and time, control and treatment programs, evolution of environmental management.
Developing a healthy, safe, and environmental culture in an organization, role of a safety culture in HSE management programs, individual and organizational behavioral patterns, aspects of a safety culture program, value of a safety culture, introducing a safety culture in new areas or organizations including the cost of failure when these programs are not fully implemented.
Sustainable operations in the petroleum industry, elements of sustainability and social responsibility programs, implementing sustainability programs, sustainability and corporate citizenship reports, sustainability indicators, social responsibility to the community.
Compliance and management involvement, measuring compliance, audit programs and objectives, internal and external audits, value of audit and compliance programs.
The case studies, videos, and group exercises allow the participants to investigate HSE topics in more detail and apply the learnings from the lecture presentations. Examples are taken from actual petroleum industry incidents and occurrences and allow the participants to critically analyze the issues and effects of these incidents. In addition, group exercises allow teams of participants to directly address situations that are commonly faced in petroleum industry operations. The analysis and discussion of real-world events provide the attendees with a deeper understanding of the nature of HSE issues in the petroleum industry and ways to address them in their own organizations.