HSE procedures – a typical day on an offshore O&G production platform

The Student Chapters of SPE/AAPG cordially invites you to the following event:

HSE procedures – a typical day on an offshore O&G production platform


Oil & Gas is a unique industry when it comes to the working standards, primarily Health and Safety Standards. Project risk assessments, execution timeframes, planning, the sheer size of the scopes of work involved as well as the amounts of money involved in projects, often at times reflecting the risk involved, are not frequently matched in any other global industries. The reason for all of the above is the fact the there simply is NO margin for error. Following certain infamous disasters like the Piper A and Deepwater Horizon, investigations led to one simple conclusion – there are NO shortcuts that can be taken. To safeguard against this baffling human impulse, the industry has imposed certain universal procedures to be followed anywhere and at all times with one goal in mind: to protect human life, assets and the environment.

The aim of this talk is to provide an insight into a lot of these procedures and how they are imposed and maintained as well as how work is built around them on a daily basis on an offshore production platform. It will also briefly touch on the appropriate mindset required of individuals who want to work in the industry, offshore and onshore, and how the industry can help the country change for the better.

Speaker’s bio:

Mr. Andreas Synnos has been in the Oil & Gas Industry for over 6 years primarily working in the Process Automation and Safety Systems. He has been part of multiple onshore and offshore projects ranging from Front End Engineering Design (FEED) to Commissioning, Maintenance, Modification and Optimisation of Integrated Control and Safety Systems in multiple locations around the world. Over the last 2 years has been employed in Cyprus as a shore based logistics Facility and Operations Manager for Lavar Shipping on the pipe-laying programme for Noble Energy’s Leviathan Field Development Project as well as being involved in multiple smaller projects including the Pipe Rehabilitation programme for Sumitomo Corporation for the Zohr project in Egypt.

Andreas holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton at the UK and numerous certifications relevant to Control and Safety Systems design and maintenance as well as all the certifications required to fly out to, work and manage jobs on an offshore production platform (BOSIET, HUET, MIST and Offshore Medical). For more info please see posted file.

The talk will be delivered in English and is open to the public. Please save the date:

Date: 19 April, 2019 Venue/Time: EU201, Central Campus; 3:00-4:30 p.m.

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