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HSE insights for the Oil & Gas and Chemical industry
Year 2, edition 1
February 2016
Advanced Process Safety Barrier Management by Applying Proactive Incident Investigation to Failed or Impaired Barriers
Whilst many will agree that the Oil and Gas (O&G) and process industries have been very successful in improving occupational safety, improvements in process safety management are lagging.

How can risk based on the performance of these process safety barriers be managed? In general barriers are not fully reliable. They have common causes of failure (i.e. human factor, organisational deficiencies, etc.), there are paradigm shifts in barrier expectations (i.e.shallow water vs deep water drilling) and multiple barriers are required to assure to acceptance level of risk. 


In the event of a major process safety incident, the scenario is investigated in-depth and the failures of the barriers are analysed by utilising methods such as 5-why, TRIPOD, SCAT, etc. The lessons learned include optimising barriers and defining missing barriers. From a preventive point of view, however, it is even more important to investigate failed barriers individually as Tier 3 or Tier 4 incidents as defined in the API-754. 

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Arthur Groot
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+31 6150 93156
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Preventing Claims and Grievances in Pipeline Projects: Using a Holistic Approach and Data Management Systems to Enhance Stakeholder Management
Access to land is one of the crucial factors in the development process of a pipeline. Developing a sustainable relationship with stakeholders on a local and national scale is essential. This project element is seen as a major risk, since the reaction of stakeholders cannot be calculated or predicted.



The consequences of stakeholders’protest can be devastating for the project’s budget and schedule. Therefore the focus on prevention of grievances and stakeholder claims is evident. Preventing large numbers of grievances and stakeholders’ claims from coming in, a collaborative stakeholder engagement approach needs to be implemented at the early stages of a pipeline project. A tailored approach to the local context will increase its success. As part of this approach expectations need to be managed and communication lines must be clear. Lack of consistent communication results in room for speculation, this will increase the risk of stakeholder claims. And even though not all technical information is final yet, stakeholder engagement needs to start.

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Sjacco de Vos
sjacco.de.vos@rhdhv.com
+31 622693957

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A Social License to Operate in the Arctic: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Offshore Oil and Gas Activities in Greenland
To supply the World’s future energy demand, new areas such as the Arctic region are being explored to find oil and gas resources. Offshore Arctic oil and gas operations are to an increasing extent subject to global public opinion and scrutiny. Potential impacts can easily become a topic for discussion, locally and globally. This manuscript will explore the challenges and opportunities of a social license to operate for oil and gas activities in the Arctic.



Building or re-building a sustainable, trustful relationship with local communities is crucial, as well as balancing the risks and benefits at a local level. However, the challenges for Arctic oil and gas activities do not only relate to the local level, but are intrinsically linked to the global level including the debate on climate change and the use of fossil fuels. At the same time, if the social license to operate of an Arctic project is under pressure, this can potentially affect the social license of not only a company but the entire oil and gas sector.

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Coco Smits
coco.smits@rhdhv.com
+31 630927099
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HSE risk engineering support to design Marathon Alba B3 gas compression platform

The new Marathon Alba B3 greenfield gas compression platform is a bridge-linked to the existing Alba B2 platform, located offshore Equatorial Guinea. The Alba PSC B3 compression platform consist of a topsides with a weight of 4,500 tons, a length of 40 meters, a width of 40 meters and a height of 35 meters. Royal HaskoningDHV was involved as Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) consultant during the FEED & Detailed Design of the topsides by engineering firm IV Oil & Gas. The activities comprised of:

·         Engineering studies, such as HAZID reviews;
·         Safety Studies, such as: Fire & Explosion Hazard Assessments, Design Accidental Load Assessments;
·         CFD Analysis: Explosion Overpressure Assessments & Dispersion Analysis;
·         Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM) Study.
Marathon Oil Corporation is an independent global exploration and production company. The Houston based company is active in North America, Europe and Africa.


Photo: Sail away Marathon Alba B3 compression platform to Equatorial guinea
(Heerema Fabrication Group)

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Ido Pat-El
ido.pat-el@rhdhv.com
+31 6 50 80 90 39

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Large oil companies are divesting their assets - but what’s the risk for indigenous oil companies?

Identifying the four main risks encountered when transferring assets, and why it is important to have a good understanding of these risks prior to closing the deal.

In many countries, International Oil Companies (IOCs) are in the process of divesting their ageing oil and gas assets. The main drivers for doing so include regulatory changes that force these companies to pay more taxes, economic unattractiveness of the ageing assets, or simply that the asset does not fit in their portfolio anymore. This can be seen in the mature North Sea region, but also in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan countries.



In Nigeria, IOCs such as Shell, Chevron and Total are in the process of divesting their onshore assets in the Niger Delta.

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Taco Hoencamp
taco.hoencamp@rhdhv.com
+31 6 29 18 95 59

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Index
Advanced Process Safety Barrier Management by Applying Proactive Incident Investigation to Failed or Impaired Barriers
Preventing Claims and Grievances in Pipeline Projects: Using a Holistic Approach and Data Management Systems to Enhance Stakeholder Management
A Social License to Operate in the Arctic: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Offshore Oil and Gas Activities in Greenland
HSE risk engineering support to design Marathon Alba B3 gas compression platform
Large oil companies are divesting their assets - but what’s the risk for indigenous oil companies?
Office locations
Training agenda
2-day BowTie Risk analysis course in Aberdeen, 21 and 22nd of March 2016
2-day BowTie Risk analysis course in Calgary, 24th and 25th of May 2016
In-house 2-day BowTie Risk Analysis Courses
 
It you are more interested in an in-house BowTie Risk Analysis Course, please send an e-mail to arthur.groot@rhdhv.com  with your specific request.


Conference agenda
Meet us at Chemcon Europe 2016, March 14-18. 

Meet us at HSSE and SR conference organized by SPE in Stavanger, April 11-13 2016, booth nr. 412
Meet us at HAZARD 26 in Edinburgh (UK) organized by IchemE, May 24 -26 2016

Meet us at Process Safety Congres in Dordrecht (NL), June 15, 2016


Contact:
Royal HaskoningDHV
T +31 6 51 56 62 66
Contact person Erik Huber
erik.huber@rhdhv.com
(HQ Amersfoort, The Netherlands)

Royal HaskoningDHV
Region The Netherlands / United Kingdom / Canada
T +31 6 150 93 156 (NL)
T +44 131 561 2257 (UK)
Contact person Arthur Groot
arthur.groot@rhdhv.com
(Office Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Royal HaskoningDHV
Region Middle East
T +971 (4341) 9495
Contact person Anjali Sandeep
Anjali.Sandeep@rhdhv.com
(Office Dubai, UAE)