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Integrating Human Factors into Design & Operations Risk Framework

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes     The business environment today is highly volatile, and organisations need to adapt to the latest trends in order to succeed. With rapid advancements in technology, the way organisations do business changes as well. Aggressive competition in in the industry adds continuous pressure for top organisations to change in…

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Emergency Response and Crisis Management

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes     Safety is important to everyone and especially so for the oil and gas industry. As one of the most dangerous industries, it is important for organisations to have a comprehensive and thorough safety programs and procedures in place. A recent report submitted by the International Association of Oil…

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Incident Investigation Plant Oil and Gas

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes   All incidents, regardless of size or impact, need to be investigated. Whether it is a fatality, injury, illness or a close call, an effective incident investigation and report process helps employers understand what happened and why it happened. It presents an opportunity to identify operational hazards and shortcomings in…

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Latest Developments in Safety Case Regime

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes   In 2017, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) first announced the Workplace Safety and Health (Major Hazard Installations) Regulations. This requires all MHIs to develop and submit their respective Safety Case, in accordance to the regulations. MHIs are required to prepare Safety Case reports and present all risk reduction measures in place…

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Drilling Completion Well Intervention

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes   Since 2009 to 2015, it has been estimated that poor well integrity has cost operators around the world more than US$75 billion. Factors such as the drop in oil prices and low margins are making operators sensitive to such risks. As a result, more emphasis is being placed on…

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How to improve HSE Management System

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes   Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Management System refers to the initiatives as well as rules that an organisation follows during operations to manage risks associated with HSE. An ideal HSE Management System will be one that reduces HSE risks. To reduce HSE risks, there are many components that can…

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What is API 936 Refractory Personnel Certification

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes   The API 936 Refractory Personnel certification is an industry-recognised certification for inspectors in the industry. It sets the standard for inspectors who are trained in refractory systems, as they hold the knowledge of API STD 936 Refractory Installation Quality Control Guidelines. Qualified refractory inspections have a strong knowledge and…

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Human Factors, Safety

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes   Within a reliability-centered maintenance approach, preventive and predictive maintenance are top 2 most popular proactive methods of conducting maintenance. This prevents sudden issues or breakdowns from happening on your assets. Sudden breakdowns largely affect production, failure to achieve production target, the lack of personnel, unprepared spare parts and more.…

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Crane

  Working with cranes poses many hazards, and unsafe working practices can result in injuries, fatalities and costly damage to materials. For example, machinery can injury people through various ways: crushing, cutting, shearing, puncturing abrading, burning, tearing and stretching, while the most common injuries are amputation, crushing, electric shock, hearing loss and ill health from…

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Alexander L. Kielland

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes   The oil and gas industry is known as one of the most dangerous work sectors. Both onshore and offshore drilling operations pose their own sets of risks – from unpredictable weather conditions to operations of complex equipment. Major causes of accidents include human error, mechanical failure, natural causes and…

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