All areas of risk will be carefully considered by the team, using rigorous systems and processes. Mitigating issues as early as possible is essential to successful project development. Our capability spans all project stages – from concept through to FEED, detailed design and operations.
Core competencies include:
Although the risks facing any project can be broadly similar in nature, each project also has its own particular risks. It is vitally important to identify and assess the specific risks associated with each project.
Our team is adept at reviewing data and using industry-proven methodologies with consequence and risk analysis techniques to create an accurate picture of the risks facing any project.
We deliver the following stages of analysis:
And - depending on the project - our risk experts will create:
Oil and gas facilities are dangerous places, handling hazardous chemicals.
Process safety engineering aims to prevent the unwanted and uncontrolled release of these hazardous chemicals, particularly where this could expose workers and the public to serious hazard. It requires a systematic approach to identifying, evaluating and managing hazards and the application of deep design and operational experience.
Engineering design requirements for these hazardous facilities are becoming increasingly challenging, as operators rightly demand the highest levels of safety standards, as well as higher production levels and more flexibility.
Process safety engineering relies on the detailed analysis of an asset, of its development stage, and of the project’s execution methodology. Our process safety engineers are fully qualified to review safety processes and to identify potential risks, including:
Our engineers can specify safety systems, including:
And we offer reliability and availability assessments. These look at production targets, compare alternative design configurations, and then define sparing requirements and design change sensitivity to help our clients maximise reliability and availability of their assets.
Our environmental engineers conduct environmental risk assessments using industry-proven qualitative assessment techniques. They are all fully qualified, and have experience of ISO 14004: Environmental Management Systems.
Part of the process of mitigating the high level of risk associated with oil and gas projects is the regular conduct of risk, safety and environmental workshops.
These ensure that everybody associated with the project - clients, third party consultants and our own experts - fully understand the status and objectives of the project.
Our fully rounded understanding of the risks associated with these projects, from subsurface, then from well-head to production and refining, and on to export, means that our team of experts are best placed to prepare, deliver and manage risk, safety and environmental workshops.
These can be conducted in-house or offsite, and include: