SFE 531: Safety in Petroleum and Natural Gas Operations

This course is designed to introduce students enrolled in the higher diploma program in Occupational Safety Engineering on the risk may encountered in the petroleum and natural gas operations and how to avoid and mitigate these risks if occurred.  Topics covered are: General overview on the petroleum and natural gas industry from exploration to shipping.  Safety issues in the exploration procedures.  Safety issues in the oil and gas well drilling procedures.  Safety issues in the oil and gas well completion procedures.  Safety issues in the oil and gas production procedures.  Safety issues in the oil and gas storage procedures.  Safety issues in the oil and gas transportation procedures.  Oil and gas operation wastes.  Field chemicals storage and handling.  Control of associated hydrogen sulfide gas.  Safety issues in the oil and gas laboratories and R&D centers.  Fire hazards of oil and gas.  API Safety standards.

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