Process Safety for E&P Operations

Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Production and Operations Completions Drilling

Course Description

This course provides a fundamental understanding of process safety techniques and how applying these techniques can improve safety, equipment reliability, environmental performance and reduce overall costs. It presents an overview of the elements comprising process safety, practical examples and how process safety can be integrated into day-to-day operations.

Course Length

1 Day

Why You Should Attend

Process safety is becoming increasingly important for maintaining the license to operate. Implementation of process safety can result in greater equipment reliability, fewer process upsets, increased safety and fewer environmental incidents. The attendee will learn how the different elements of process safety can be easily developed and implemented for all types of E&P operations.

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for production and drilling engineers, supervisors and managers involved with the design, construction or operation of production facilities or drilling equipment. The course is applicable to all operations including onshore and offshore operations.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.


Mark Hansen has over 30 years of experience in Safety, Health & Environmental (SH&E) and Risk and Quality Management. He has worked in a variety of industrial sectors including oil and gas, chemical, service, utilities, and insurance. He has held Manager, Director, and VP positions with companies such as Union Texas Petroleum, Weatherford International, EXCO, Range Resources, FTS (Fracturing) International, NGP Energy Capital (Private Equity group), Dixie Chemical, and St. Paul Travelers Insurance.
He has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of SH&E, including PSM, EPA RMP, DOT, Crisis Management, Ergonomics, all requirements of EPA and OSHA and regulatory compliance, operational risk management and financial analysis applied to SH&E and ISO 14001 (Quality). 
Hansen holds a BS degree in Psychology with minors in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and English and a MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas, a Certified Safety (CSP), a Certified Professional Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor (CPEA), a Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA), and a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE). He has authored over 200 publications in journals, magazines, proceedings, chapters in books, and has written three books on career development.
Hansen is the Past-President and Fellow of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and is the Founder and Chairman of the Business of Safety Committee. He is the past recipient of the Edgar-Queeny Monsanto Safety Professional of the Year Award in 1992-1993 and the Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award in 1991-1992 issued by ASSE.