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|Process Safety Engineering - PS-4|
Discipline: Gas Processing
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jan Blum, Mark Bothamley, William Dokianos, Gerard Hageman, James Langer, Peter Williams
This course provides an overview of process safety engineering fundamentals for hydrocarbon processing facilities, with emphasis on the upstream oil and gas sector. The focus of this course is on the engineering/design aspects of Process Safety Management. Frequent reference will be made to historical incidents and recurring problem areas. Techniques for analyzing and mitigating process safety hazards applicable to oil and gas processing will also be reviewed. Integration of the concepts covered to achieve a measured approach to Process Safety Engineering is a key aim of this course as well. Exercises and group projects will be utilized to emphasize the key learning points.
"Instructor was great, very knowledgeable, good at explaining for all experience levels (course had 1 year - 30+ years of experienced engineers). Breaks and course structure were excellently timed; information was broken into manageable chunks. Keep up the good work!" - Graduate Facilities Engineer, United States
"This course will help me on inherently safer design on new facilities." - Operations Engineer, Facilities Team, Canada
"Good facilitation. Good real world examples. Good breadth of content." - Process Engineer, Australia
Facilities, process, and design engineers, as well as new safety/loss prevention engineers who require an overview of Process Safety Engineering.
You Will Learn:
MR. JAN BLUM is a seasoned Asset Management professional with 36 years' experience in the oil, gas, and downstream business sectors. Of these 36 years, 25 years were active in the business and for 10 years he was Training Director for Group Asset Management delivery. He has developed and delivered training all over the world and has broad consultancy experience. He is an enthusiastic leader, team motivator, and an excellent communicator with interpersonal skills able to influence at all levels of an organization. Mr. Blum is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and post graduate in inspection and welding. He has worked and lived in several countries including Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Suriname.
MR. MARK BOTHAMLEY has experience that covers the areas of design, operation, troubleshooting and optimization of offshore and onshore oil and gas production and treating facilities. Prior to joining PetroSkills he was with BP/Amoco for 24 years, in several locations around the world. Mr. Bothamley is a past chairman of the SPE Facilities Subcommittee and a former member of the GPSA Data Book Editorial Review Board. Mr. Bothamley holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and a Diploma in Natural Gas and Petroleum Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver, BC Canada.
MR. WILLIAM (BILL) DOKIANOS has over 35 years' experience in engineering, production and pipeline. He is a Professional Engineer in the states of Louisiana and New Mexico, and holds a General and Commercial Contractor License in the State of New Mexico. Over the last 7 years he has been instructing for PetroSkills | John M. Campbell. He instructs the PF4 course, 'Oil Production and Processing Facilities'. He has actively consulted over the past 10 years with ExxonMobil, Shell Exploration and Production, Sandridge Energy, Repsol and Chevron. Mr. Dokianos' onshore consulting has focused on optimizing production utilizing casing gas systems, vessel and battery design, revising gun barrel design for better separation, production optimization and production troubleshooting (bad oil and or bad water). His offshore experiences include analyzing and solving poor platform up time at GB 128, GC 65 and other offshore locations. Activities included process control changes due to stacked separator vessels, revising safe charts, operating settings and reconfiguration of pipeline export pumps. He managed a subsea tieback project in which the platform modifications included high pressure vessel redesign, dehydrator expansion, adding a second vapor recovery unit, restaging high pressure and intermediate gas compressors and modifying bulk oil process design. He has been responsible for DOT compliance activities and reporting. This compliance responsibility has included development and implantation of federal risk programs and smart pigging. Mr. Dokianos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
MR. GERARD HAGEMAN is based in The Hague (The Netherlands), where he settled after 33 years in the downstream oil and gas business (including LNG). He is equipped with thorough knowledge and experience in LNG, gas and refinery operations, start-up, design, process technology, teamwork, change processes, and competency assessment. He started his career with the Gulf Oil refinery in The Netherlands as a process engineer, followed by a job as economic analyst for Gulf Oil Chemicals in London, after which he joined Shell for 29 years. During his career with Shell, Mr. Hageman has worked in numerous countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Denmark and, of course, The Netherlands. He has been responsible for Process Engineering, Design, Operation, Start-up, Process Safety (Integrity), Interface Management, Change Processes, Competency Assurance and Training. He holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from Twente University in The Netherlands. He is a member of KIVI, i.e. The Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers. Mr. Hageman joined PetroSkills | John M. Campbell in 2012.
MR. JAMES LANGER is a registered professional chemical engineer in Texas and California. He graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from UCLA and has an MBA from Pepperdine. Jim has been working for Hess as a Senior Process Engineering Advisor for the past 7 years. He is retired from Shell having worked 28 years as a Senior Staff Process Engineer, and Principal Technical Expert for Shell / Shell Global Solutions. He has had a global job for the past 15 years and had experience in offshore / onshore, shallow water / deep water, heavy oil / light oil, water treating, and natural gas processing. He has been a project manager working field development projects through all of the phase gates and stages. He frequently travels the globe assisting operations with process issues, and showing them how to unlock additional barrels through the application of production optimization. Jim installed Shell's smallest, most expensive gas plant. The project took 8 years and is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach California.
MR. PETER WILLIAMS has over 35 years of industrial experience, most of which were in oil and gas processing. His experience includes plant process engineering, operations supervision, project development and business case definition, project technical support, plant engineering management, and internal consulting, primarily with Saudi Aramco. Canadian experience includes plant engineering in phosphorus production, heavy water, and bitumen upgrading, and project engineering. He also has experience with benchmarking, implementation of a safety management system, and the application of lean Six Sigma methods to engineering management. He has Masters' degrees in Chemical Engineering and in Economics, is a Professional Engineer in Alberta and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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