Accidental Risk Assessment

Course objective:

To educate and to train students to identify the risks arising during oil and gas exploration and production (in further text: O&G E&P) activities, to conduct risk assessment, its valorisation and management

Course content:

  • Basic concepts in the field of risk assessment in O&G E&P
  • Occurrence of fire and explosions
  • Causes of accidents
  • Risk identification and assessment methods
  • Main methods of risk analysis and assessment
  • Analysis and data collection for risk assessment
  • Risk analysis in well construction
  • An integrated approach to blowout risk analysis
  • Risk analysis in well completion and maintenance
  •  Quantitative analysis of environmental impact risks
  • Offshore activities and associated risks
  • Simultaneous operations
  • Causes and consequences of the blowout at the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico
  • The impact of the Gulf of Mexico disaster on new legislation
  • Examples and analysis of accidents at drilling rigs
  • Examples and analysis of accidents during workover activities, and in transportation and collection systems
  • Calculation of occurrence probability for individual adverse events and other analytical variables
  • Event tree in risk assessment
  • Alert system for near miss cases, injuries, process incidents, environmental pollution
  • Safety management system
  • Major accident prevention and related legislation.

Learning outcomes at the level of the course:

  • Define important terms in the field of risk analysis;
  • Identify O&G E&P risk sources;
  • Analyse environmental and socio-economic risks and risk management;
  • Evaluate projects with regard to the risk level;
  • Apply qualitative and quantitative methods of risk analysis on real examples.

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