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What are the risks in the Oil and Gas industry?

The risk of Drilling in the oil and gas industry Working on a drilling platform far from shore is often dull and routine until something goes wrong. Being isolated at sea during a blowout is a horrific scenario, add fire and you have the disaster witnessed on Deepwater Horizon. Even without fire, a seafloor leak of gas can destabilize the rig as the buoyant properties of the water changes. When wells blowout on land the crew and support personnel can evacuate to a prescribed location to take stock of the situation. Emergency responders are able to rally quickly to a land-based emergency. While land blowouts can still be life-threatening the dangers at sea are multiplied. Many old rig-hands lost fingers and toes either throwing a chain around the pipe while making a connection, mashing digits while racking pipe, engaging tongs, slips, and falls. Common injuries occur just because of bad body position. Fire from leaks, faulty equipment, and smoking has claimed its share of workers. The size and weight of materials needed to drill wells cannot be imagined by people who have never witnessed a well being drilled. What is apparent is that even with strict safety guidelines, a human[…]

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IDMS Integrity Database Management System best practice 3 (asset management software)

IDMS integrity database management system best practice we will continue the previous article about IDMS integrity database management system best practice. Previously we talk about design code, inspection method involved and trending. now we will focus on Risk Based Inspection feature. IDMS integrity database management system best practice : upload Risk Based Inspection assessment One of Asset integrity Engineer job is conduct Risk based inspection for all fixed equipment. Risk Based Inspection assessment involve many job functions such as Asset Integrity engineer, Inspection specialist / API inspector, Corrosion engineer, operation folk and also IDMS Specialist. there are 3 type RBI methods i.e qualitative assessment, quantitative assessment and semi-quantitative assessment. In qualitative assessment, the SME (Subject Matter Expert) make a score of Pof (probability of failure) based on their expertise. They can say a carbon-dioxide pipeline is higher corrosive than a “high purity” crude oil pipeline.  They do not need to see or review corrosion rate & inspection results on those pipelines. In quantitative assessment, a RBI team require a set of data and justification to make PoF score. Usually RBI team require inspection result data, corrosion rate data, fluid properties, operation condition and pipeline material properties. In semi-quantitative assessment, a[…]

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API Inspector job in Oil and Gas Industry

what is API inspector Job? API stands for American Petroleum Institute. the API manage certification programs called ICP. Since 1989, API’s Individual Certification Programs (ICP) have provided the petroleum and petrochemical industries with an independent and unbiased way to evaluate the knowledge and experience of technical and inspection personnel. These certification programs are based on the industry-developed standards that are recognized and used with confidence worldwide. Inspector, in general, means as an official employed to ensure that official regulations are obeyed. So API inspector is an inspector certified by API organization to ensure regulation for equipment is obeyed by the operating company. People who have an API certification can perform an inspection on company behalf and make a justification or recommendation for the equipment.   API inspector Job – API 570 Piping inspector API 570 Piping inspector jobs are conduct inspection and evaluation of in-service pipe. During the inspection, he can be assisted by an NDT inspector such as UT inspector to measure pipe thickness and corrosion rate. sometimes, a PT inspector assists API 570 inspector to check surface crack on a pipe. API inspector Job – API 510 Pressure vessel inspector API 510 Pressure vessel inspector jobs are conduct[…]

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introduction to EAM enterprise asset management

what is EAM – enterprise asset management?   EAM or Enterprise asset management is a system for managing asset inventory, asset hierarchy and asset database. Currently, most companies use EAM to manage its asset. in EAM we can find all information related to asset such as   equipment type equipment subtype equipment description equipment number location number asset owner cost center equipment parent equipment equipment risk ranking parent – child relation plant system equipment criticality assessment     here some example of equipment database: equipment type heat exchanger equipment subtype shell and tube equipment description production fluid heat exchanger equipment number HE-0001 location number 70001 asset owner production team – area 1 cost center equipment 120005000 parent equipment CWS-01 equipment risk ranking 2 plant utility system cooling water system equipment criticality assessment 3   equipment type Pressure safety valve equipment subtype PSV equipment description Production fluid safety valve equipment number PSV-0001A location number 70001 asset owner production team – area 1 cost center equipment 120005000 parent equipment HE-0001 equipment risk ranking 3 plant utility system cooling water system equipment criticality assessment 4   equipment type Pressure safety valve equipment subtype PSV equipment description Production fluid safety valve equipment number PSV-0001B[…]

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