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HSSE in Drilling Operations (HSE12)


    Oil & gas drilling operations are accounting for a high rate of critical incidents compared to other domains in the petroleum industry. Working in extreme operating conditions is one of the principal reasons for accidents to occur, but not the only one.
    The intersecting, continuous and complex characters of drilling operations determine the variety of risks. Some of these associated risks are extremely difficult to control, as a kick inside the well not properly controlled can escalate to blowout which can lead to devastating consequences.
    Risk Identification and Analysis are tools used for developing strategies which prevent accidents and for devising mitigation measures regarding rig equipment, safety engineering, HSE organisational management system and environmental management plan.

    The purpose of this course is to visit all aspects regarding HSE in Drilling Operations: best practices, personnel and training, working procedures, engineering, equipment standards and organisation management, and to address a full picture of what is the drilling environment and process.

    Course Level: Skill
    Duration: 5 days
    Instructor: Paul Adrian or Philippe Vidal

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A superintendent, supervisor or technician involved in the safety of Drilling Operations
    • A driller, who is daily exposed to the specific risks of the rig environment and in need of a refresher course

    How we build your confidence

    • This course will give you a strong theoretical background through a solid and meticulous documentation, which you will be able to use in your working position as a reference
    • The course will also make extensive use of case studies and exercises
    • When appropriate, videos will complete and support the theory

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • All risks associated with drilling operations
    • The best way to assess and mitigate these risks
    • The respect for the environment in drilling operations: How to minimize the impact of the operations, what are the plans and procedures to put in place to react in case of incident
    • The scenario of loss of well control and the associated plans
    • The specificities and key elements of an HSSE Management System tailored for drilling operations


    Introduction to HSSE in Drilling Operations
    • Introduction
    • Hazards Identification - Risk Assessment - Risk Mitigation
    • Permit To Work

    Associated Risks to Drilling Operations
    • Drill floor
    • Drilling fluids & cementing operations
    • Supporting facilities

    Respect for Environment in Drilling Operations
    • Diversity of issues
      - Technological concept
      - Operational management
      - Individual awareness
      - Pollution & impacts of operations on environment
    • Regulatory frame
    • Environmental & Societal Impact Assessment (ESIA)
    • Environmental Management Plans & Procedures
    • Monitoring & KPIs

    Well Control
    • Introduction
    • Scenario of Loss of Well Control
    • Safety Barriers
    • Blow-Out Contingency Plan

    H2SE Management System for Drilling Operations
    • Reminder of generic HSE - MS
    • Tailoring for drilling operations
    • Management of contractors
    • Key elements
      - Medevac
      - Minimum training requirements
      - Emergency drills
      - Management of change & human factor



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