risk management
philosophy

regulatory compliance

workshop facilitation

safety cases

formal safety assessments

training

HSEQ management

capability statement

technical safety & risk

human safety and our environment

In recent years there has been a significant increase in public awareness of the risks associated with oil & gas and other resource developments; both in relation to human safety and damage to our environment. The effective management of technical safety and risk needs to be one of your first priorities in all projects of this nature.

Production and storage facilities are complex, and usually located in environments that will pose you with unique challenges.

Your ability to predict, and then prevent or mitigate, undesirable events is probably the single most important factor in achieving business success.

Our technical specialists and engineers will work hand-in-hand with your design, development and production teams to ensure that effective risk management is a key feature of every one of your projects, throughout the lifecycle of the asset - from initial concept through full-scale production to decommissioning.

onshore plants

offshore platforms

wellhead platforms

FPSOs

pipelay vessels

construction vessels

well intervention vessels

dive vessels

drill ships

drilling rigs
(semi-sub & jack-up)

greenfield & brownfield
environments

We specialise in all aspects of technical safety and risk from initial hazard identification,
consequence and impact assessment, risk analysis and As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) demonstration.

We can manage discrete studies for your project or can manage the entire formal safety assessment or safety case process.

We aim to be flexible, pragmatic and above all else our focus is on delivering the best outcome for all clients.

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risk management philosophy

well-established practices

In recent years there has been a significant increase in public awareness of the risks associated with oil & gas and other

resource developments; both in relation to human safety and damage to our environment. The effective management of technical safety and risk needs to be one of your first priorities in all projects of this nature.

Production and storage facilities are complex, and usually located in environments that will pose you with unique challenges.

Your ability to predict, and then prevent or mitigate, undesirable events is probably the single most important factor in achieving business success.

Our technical specialists and engineers will work hand-in-hand with your design, development and production teams to ensure that effective risk management is a key feature of every one of your projects, throughout the lifecycle of the asset - from initial concept through full-scale production to decommissioning.

We specialise in all aspects of technical safety and risk from initial hazard identification, consequence and impace assessment, risk analysis and As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) demonstration.

We can manage discrete studies for your project or can manage the entire formal safety assessment or safety case process.

We aim to be flexible, pragmatic and above all else our focus is on delivering the best outcome for all clients.

risk management
should ...

be an integral part of your organisational processes

always be part of
your decision making

explicitly address the
particular uncertainties
& assumptions relevant
to your development

follow a systematic &
structured approach

be based on the best
available information

be flexible & tailored to
the needs of your project

be transparent & inclusive

be dynamic, iterative
& responsive to change

be continually
improved  & enhanced

be continually or
periodically reassessed

Based on the principles
of risk management
as definted by ISO 31000

regulatory compliance

legislative controls

The resource and energy industry within Australia is heavily regulated in terms of management of health, safety and environmental matters.

In Commonwealth waters there is the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 and associated Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 (for offshore facilities and pipelines) and Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011(for well activities). State waters and onshore activities are regulated by relevant state authorities and vary state by state.

There are numerous regulations and requirements for both offshore and onshore activities in Australia. The regulators have particular expectations that go along with their respective regulations and a thorough understanding of these expectations is essential when dealing with regulatory bodies.

Through our thorough understanding of all relevant regulations and our experience in dealing directly with regulators we can assist operators and contractors alike with navigating these murky waters.

State waters and onshore activities are regulated by state authorities and vary
Offshore Petroleum & Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

workshop facilitation

experienced workshop facilitators

Our specialist consultants are experienced workshop facilitators. Because we only employ people who are at the top their field you will always get a facilitator who can get the best out of the workshop team. Our facilitators will guide and lead your workshop team to ensure that the planned outcomes are met within the timeframe available.

We can facilitate a number of different types and styles of workshops, including:

•  Hazard Identification (HAZID)

•  Hazard and Operability (HAZOP)

•  As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) Demonstration

•  Safety Integrity level (SIL) Identification

•  Failure Modes and Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

•  Layout Reviews

•  3D Model reviews

•  Project Risk Reviews

•  Bow-Tie Development

•  Design Reviews

Through well-facilitated workshops you will ensure that all your hazards, risks and issues are identified. This will allow you to manage them appropriately throughout your project. A well-facilitated, thorough and effective workshop will prevent the need for unnecessary re-work.

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safety cases

a well documented risk management process

Safety Cases are required for all Australian offshore petroleum facilities for all stages of their life, including fixed and floating production facilities, pipelines, drill rigs/ships, and any vessel associated with petroleum and greenhouse gas storage activities.

Our team has significant experience in developing safety cases as required by our regulatory environment. We have developed safety cases for fixed and floating offshore production facilities, offshore pipelines, offshore construction/installation vessels and drill rigs. We understand the structure, content and terminology required to ensure that your safety case is accepted by the regulator and usable by your workforce.

Having a thorough and well-written safety case will ensure not only that you meet regulatory requirements, but that you have a well documented risk management process for your facility that allows the facility operators to conduct their work safely.

NOPSEMA defines a Safety Case as:

a document produced by an operator of a facility which:

• identifies the hazards & risks,

• describes how the risks are controlled, and

• describes the safety management system in place to ensure the controls are effectively and consistently applied.

In Australia a Safety Case will generally consist of four parts:

• introduction,

• facility description,

• safety management system description, and

• formal safety assessment.

formal safety assessments

a well documented risk management process

The Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) process is designed to provide a comprehensive suite of studies that demonstrate thats all risks have been identified and that they are being appropriately managed.

Although only one part of the overall safety case the FSA is where the majority of technical safety and risk activities are conducted. We can either complete an entire FSA for your facility, for inclusion in the overall facility safety case, or we can complete discrete and individual FSA studies.

By using a specialist technical safety and risk consultancy you will ensure that the appropriate level of rigour is applied to meet your specific requirements. We can assist with this process by recommending the necessary studies which you will need to have conducted so that appropriate risk management of your development can be demonstrated.

Typical Formal Safety Assessment studies include:

Hazard Identification

•  Hazard Identification (HAZID) Workshops

•  Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) workshops

•  Design Reviews

•  Layout Reviews

•  Major Accident Event (MAE) identification

•  Safety Critical Element (SCE) identification

Consequence Analysis

•  Major Accident Event (MAE) Analysis

•  Fire and Explosion Analysis (FEA)

•  Gas dispersion analysis

•  Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling

•  Flare radiation analysis

•  Non-flammable Hazards Analysis (NFHA)

•  Dropped Objects Study (DOS)

Impact Analysis

•  Emergency Systems Survivability Analysis (ESSA)

•  Escape, Evacuation and Rescue Analysis (EERA)

•  Temporary Refuge Impairment Analysis (TRIA)

•  Gas Ingress Analysis (GIA)

 

 

Risk Assessment and Management

•  Quantitive Risk Analysis (QRA)

•  Bow-Tie Analysis

•  ALARP Demonstration

•  Performance Standards

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With extensive post-graduate training experience we are able to assist clients with development and delivery of in-house training courses tailored to their specific requirements.

Courses which can be of significant benefit to clients include:

•  HAZID/HAZOP Leader and Participant training

•  Understanding the Australian Regulatory Environment

•  Safety cases for non-safety professionals

•  Inherent safety in design

Our aim is to impart some of our knowledge to enable you to work more effectively and efficiently by understanding how technical safety and risk integrates with your other engineering disciplines.

training

work more effectively

HSEQ management

stay on track

We can assist you with HSEQ management support during peak loading periods or during the absence of your HSEQ Manager. Our specialist HSEQ consultant can step into an HSEQ manager's position with virtually no lead time and can hit the ground running.

We are also able to provide assistance with audit, review and gap analysis of your HSEQ management systems; taking a lead auditor's role we can provide guidance on improvements that can be made to better align your HSEQ systems with best practice across industry.