This is the second of a two-part introduction to offshore safety practices. Offshore oil and gas operations include all activities involved in the extraction of crude oil and natural gas from reservoirs found beneath the seafloor.
The 11 lives lost in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion provide a reminder of the hazards involved in offshore drilling.
This course has been developed as a source of information and practical training tool for offshore rig safety personnel, operator/contractor employees, supervisors, and managers who need to be familiar with offshore rig safety.
Once you complete this training, you will know more about the following components:
Note: The use of the term "must" in source documents for this training has been replaced with the term "should" because the content of this training is guidance only and does not replace or serve as a substitute for mandatory regulatory requirements detailed in source documents.
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1. Health and Safety Executive. (2014). Offshore Oil and Gas. Retrieved from: www.hse.gov.uk/offshore/index.htm
2. American Petroleum Institute (2014a). Recommended Practice for Development of a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations and Facilities. Retrieved from: www.api.org/
3. American Petroleum Institute (2014b). A Voluntary Tool for Companies Interested in Developing and EHS Management System or Enhancing an Existing System. Retrieved from: www.api.org/
4. European Commission (2013) Offshore Oil and Gas Platform Standards. Retrieved from: ec.europa.eu/energy/oil/offshore/standards_en.htm
5. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2014). Oil and Gas Extraction. Retrieved from: www.osha.gov/SLTC/oilgaswelldrilling/otherresources.html
6. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (2014). Governing Statutes. Retrieved from: www.boem.gov/Governing-Statutes/
7. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (2014). Regulations and Guidance. Retrieved from: www.bsee.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/index/