Process Safety

Process safety focuses on preventing fires, explosions and accidental chemical releases in chemical process facilities or other facilities dealing with hazardous materials such as refineries, and oil and gas (onshore and offshore) production installations. Process operation is the most hazardous activity next to the transportation and drilling operation on an offshore oil and gas (OOG) platform. Past experiences of onshore and offshore oil and gas activities have revealed that a small miss-happening in the process operation might escalate to a catastrophe. This is of special concern in the OOG platform due to the limited space and compact geometry of the process area, less ventilation and difficult escape routes.