Process Safety for E&P Operations

Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Production and Operations

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.

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand:

  • The evolution of process safety
  • Why process safety incidents still occur
  • Steps needed to reduce the number of incidents
  • Applicability of process safety to exploration and production operations
  • The team approach for process safety
  • Each of the elements of process safety
  • How to implement and improve process safety at your location

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

Process safety is becoming increasingly important for maintaining the license to operate. The overall objective for process safety is to eliminate “loss of containment” events that can lead to fires, explosions or toxics being released. 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 Attends

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


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

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

Training sessions attached to SPE conferences and workshops follow the cancellation policies stated on the event information page. Please check that page for specific cancellation information.

SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will. Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.


Mark Hansen, P.E., C.S.P., SPE, is currently the Director of Process Safety at Contek Solutions LLC located in Dallas, Texas. Hansen has more than 30 years of experience in Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) and Risk and Quality Management. He has worked for a variety of industrial sectors including oil and gas, chemical, service, utilities, and insurance.

He has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of HSE, including PSM, EPA RMP, DOT, and Crisis Management; all requirements of EPA and OSHA and regulatory compliance; operational risk management and financial analysis applied to HSE; and ISO 14001 (Quality).

Hansen holds a BS degree in Psychology with minors in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English and an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Texas; a Certified Safety (C.S.P); a Certified Professional Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor (CPEA); a Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA), and a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE).

Mark has authored more than 200 publications in journals, magazines, proceedings, book chapters, and has written three career development books.

Hansen is the past president and fellow of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He was the recipient of theIR Edgar-Queeny Monsanto Safety Professional of the Year Award for 1992-1993, and Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award for 1991-1992.

16 Sep 2021
Dubai, UAE

Held in conjunction with SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

This course is being held VIRTUALLY

Course timing:
0900 – 1600 hours (GST)

SPE Members
USD 300 +5% VAT

USD 400 +5% VAT