Process Safety Suleiman Tobi UEOD - PDO

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Process Safety Suleiman Tobi UEOD - PDO

  1. 1. Process Safety Suleiman Tobi UEOD - PDO
  2. 2. Process Safety Management <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Key Attributes </li></ul><ul><li>PDO Status and Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Contractors Involvement </li></ul>
  3. 3. Process Safety Management Process Safety Refers to the Prevention and Mitigation of unintentional releases of potentially dangerous materials or energy from the Oil and Gas Process <ul><li>Process Safety Management refers to risk management focused on </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying and controlling the hazards arising from Oil and Gas Processes </li></ul><ul><li>such as </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention of Leaks </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment malfunction </li></ul><ul><li>Over pressures </li></ul><ul><li>Excessive temperatures </li></ul><ul><li>Corrosion </li></ul><ul><li>Metal Fatigues and other similar things </li></ul>What does it mean in the context of Oil and Gas Industries
  4. 4. Background of Process Safety Management (PSM) <ul><li>On March 23 2005 the BP Texas City refinery experienced a catastrophic process accident: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 deaths and more than 170 injuries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animation on Texas refinery incident </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Panel led by James Baker (former US Secretary of State) conducted review of the Company’s safety culture / management and corporate oversight. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ We (the panel) are under no illusion that deficiencies in process safety culture, management or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>corporate oversight are limited to BP. We urge other companies and their stakeholders to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>regularly and thoroughly evacuate their safety culture, the performance of their process safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>management systems, and their corporate oversight for possible improvement. We also urge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>same companies to review carefully our findings and recommendations for application to their </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>situations” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other companies and their stakeholders are urged to evaluate their process safety culture  This has been actively taken on board by PDO. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Recent Industry Process Safety Disasters
  6. 6. PDO - CPP Fire 2007
  7. 7. Key Attributes of Process Safety Management <ul><li>Process Safety programs focuses on, among other things: </li></ul><ul><li>The design and engineering of facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Hazard assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Management of change </li></ul><ul><li>Inspection, testing, and maintenance of equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness of alarms </li></ul><ul><li>Effective process control </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Competence of personnel and other human factors </li></ul><ul><li>Generally speaking, process safety relates to the controls or protective features </li></ul><ul><li>that protect people, the environment, and property from process hazards. </li></ul>
  8. 8. PDO Status & Plans for Process Safety Management <ul><li>Carried out a high level assessment on PDO PSM capabilities in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed assessment will take place in Q1’2008 </li></ul><ul><li>PSM is being integrated into PDO’s management framework </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of Tech. Integrity in Operations and Project Phases of Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Basic requirements for Process Safety are being defined </li></ul><ul><li>We will deliver 5 years Plan by mid 2008 ready for implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering & Operations Director appointed as responsible person in PDO </li></ul>This is where we are as at mid January 2008.
  9. 9. Process Safety Management Contractors Involvement <ul><li>Realisation of PSM will require great efforts of PDO and Contractors Community. </li></ul><ul><li>Example first steps are: </li></ul><ul><li>Full compliance with Permit to Work (PTW) system & Operating Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>PSM awareness training for key and selected PDO and contractors’ staff </li></ul><ul><li>Effective reporting and learning culture; establishing and implementing process safety metrics. </li></ul><ul><li>Each employee is trained in the work practices necessary to safely perform his/her job </li></ul><ul><li>Make staff aware of risks associated with Fire, Explosion, Toxic releases and Emergency action plans </li></ul><ul><li>Keep reliable documentations of key aspects of your operation (training, procedures….etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Assure that each contract employee understands and follows the safety rules of the facility </li></ul><ul><li>Advise PDO of any unique hazards represented by the work </li></ul><ul><li>LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU TO IMPROVE PSM IN OUR INDUSTRY </li></ul>

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