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Paper presented at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America, April 18–20, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184476-MS
... Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), are developing faster in their performance and capabilities than even the professional RPAS operators can keep up with. The decision to ‘ send in the drone' , can provide safer and more efficient solutions compared to that of traditional labor intensive inspection...
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Paper presented at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America, April 18–20, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-186086-MS
... Abstract Water management in the oil and gas industry has evolved rapidly to meet the needs in the various plays across the country through the boom, downturn, and now into the expected recovery. Operators and service companies have improved frac fluid chemistries to utilize non-freshwater...
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Paper presented at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America, April 18–20, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184452-MS
... safer methods for gauging and sampling. Unanticipated benefits as well as challenges are also covered. Conclusions : The types of approaches featured in these case studies have the potential to nearly eliminate manual tank gauging and sampling in their operations. These companies demonstrate that using...
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Paper presented at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America, April 18–20, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184441-MS
... risk dimension while interactions that could potentially result in stakeholders satisfaction represent the upside opportunity dimension. The oil and gas industry is faced with significant NTRs at project and portfolio levels due to the complex operating environment and challenging stakeholder...
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Paper presented at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America, April 18–20, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184477-MS
... Abstract Objectives/Scope Operators need to manage a complex environment of operating activities, plant conditions, and working practices. All interact with each other as well as with process safety barriers, deliberately and inadvertently changing the potential for a major hazard event...
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Paper presented at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America, April 18–20, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184458-MS
... Abstract This paper will discuss a simplified quantitative method for calculating the human health impacts of failures during high-pressure fluid operations. The methodology ties catastrophic high-pressure failure energies to specific human impacts. The methods are then applied to specific...
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Paper presented at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America, April 18–20, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184426-MS
... Abstract The SPE has recently formed a process safety work group to help engineering, drilling and operations personnel to apply process safety to the upstream oil and gas business. One of the goals of this work group is to help apply process safety principles, commonly used in other industries...
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Paper presented at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America, April 18–20, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184412-MS
... in an operational savings of 2 to 3 days per month on average through better management of the CPA and line changes. Slowly, operators are accepting this technology as a viable replacement for vessel-mounted ADCPs. real time system Upstream Oil & Gas Artificial Intelligence subsea system communication...
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Paper presented at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference - North America, April 18–20, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184422-MS
... in poor HSSE performance characterized by an operating mode of reaction and recovery. However, a proactive approach in working with EPC contractor bidders to ‘front end load’ work on HSSE strategies and plans, and so gaining alignment and contractual agreement up front well before construction work begins...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173531-MS
... the project from scoping and early design through startup, operations and decommissioning. The process utilizes concepts and techniques which can be easily transferred to other industrial capital projects such as mining or construction. For decades, waste management plans have been developed and guidelines...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173528-MS
... how the OOO was established within Baker Hughes and share our experiences in the preparation and implementation, establishment and operation of the function. We share the range of benefits it brings to our employees, the company and the broader community as a key component of our corporate social...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173522-MS
... with climate change, and operating in remote and sensitive areas of the world. An important practice is sustainability reporting. Clear and consistent reporting helps companies create a solid platform for productive engagement and performance improvement. For oil and gas companies, sustainability reporting...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173546-MS
... Abstract The integration of HSE as a critical component of project planning during facility design and collaboration between architects, contractors, HSE professionals, and operations personnel ensures sustainability, safety and process flow elements are addressed from the conceptual stage...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173536-MS
... Abstract Development and operation of oil and gas assets can contribute positive social gains to local, regional and national communities. Local economic benefits of oil and gas development and production can include new business opportunities and employment generated for communities, royalties...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173569-MS
... “BowTie and Job Hazard Analysis: A Case Study to Communicate the Barrier Philosophy as it Relates to Process Safety in Well Operations” and “Environmental Risk Arising From Well-Construction Failure—Differences Between Barrier and Well Failure, and Estimates of Failure Frequency Across Common Well Types...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173552-MS
... Abstract This study aims to measure the water footprint for conventional oil production over the entire life cycle. The overall methodology for the development of net water footprint (cubic meters of water/barrel of oil produced) included the modelling of different unit operations...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173499-MS
...) was completed for shale development activities in a North American shale play. The SEIA focused on environmental impacts associated with the proponent's current and future operations over a five-year period. The objectives of the study were to establish environmental baseline through desktop research and GIS...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173515-MS
... with Bifuel Pumps In the Marcellus shale play, an operator wanted to improve the overall efficiency of its hydraulic fracturing operations while minimizing air emissions; reducing road traffic and lowering health, safety, and environmental (HSE) risks. A solution to meet operation efficiencies while...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173525-MS
...Considerations Safe and efficient operations are Statoil's first priority while conducting business. The company believes that all accidents can be avoided, and therefore Statoil's ambition is always to achieve zero personal injuries and zero harm to the environment. The recent major incidents...
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Paper presented at the SPE E&P Health, Safety, Security and Environmental Conference-Americas, March 16–18, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173572-MS
..., site, waste management, biodiversity, and community disturbances potentially alarm citizens who may not understand that numerous environmentally friendlier technologies and practices are currently being developed and used to address such areas. Several operators go beyond what is required, taking steps...

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