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Health, Safety and Environment

Competency Statement:

Apply the laws, regulations and norms relating to personal, environmental and industrial safety as they apply to oil and gas operations.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of this module, the participant should be able to
  • apply the laws, regulations and norms in matters of personal, industrial and environmental safety, with the objective of protecting the integrity of persons, installations, equipment and the environment.
  • identify instances in which safe practices are not being followed, and take steps to correct the situation

Assignment Instruction:

The reservoir is currently in its development and early production stages. Drilling, construction and production activities are fully underway. In each of these activities, it is imperative to maintain safe operations, protect the health and well-being of personnel, and preserve the environment.

In this module assignment, you will be observing drilling rig operations with an eye toward your own personal safety and that of others at the wellsite. You will review incident descriptions from various field locations and try to determine what went wrong in each case and how the incident could have been prevented. And you will look at several issues related to fire protection at an upstream production facility.