1st Edition

Safety Engineering in the Oil and Gas Industry

By Karan Sotoodeh Copyright 2023
    460 Pages 223 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    456 Pages 223 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    When accidents occur in the oil and gas industry, the impacts can be profound. Serious injury or death to workers, environmental disasters and colossal costs for insurance or clean ups make the industry a hazardous one to operate in. Disasters become major news events such as the Prestige oil spill, Piper Alpha, Exxon Valdez oil spill and Deepwater Horizon. A move towards improving the health and safety of the industry is underway. This book emphasizes controlling, managing, and mitigating the risk of hazards in the oil and gas industry, increasing safety, and protecting the environment by identifying the hazards in the oil and gas industry through safety engineering techniques and management methods.

    Safety Engineering in the Oil and Gas Industry discusses how to improve safety and reliability in the oil and gas industry so that hazards can be reduced to the lowest level feasible. It covers the techniques needed to operate safely in an oil and/or gas industry setting, the standards that should be adhered to, the impacts of PPE, fire and explosions, equipment and infrastructure failures and storage and reliability engineering, amongst many other topics. This book is written in an easy-to-read and appealing style and multiple-choice questions are included to help with learning and understanding the concepts included. Underpinned by real life case studies and examples, this book aims to allow readers to consider how they can reduce the costs associated with bad safety practices to their business through maintained and consistent health, safety and environmental (HSE) standards.

    This book is a must-read for any student or professional studying or working in the oil and gas industries. It also has additional appeal to those with an academic or professional interest in occupational health and safety, civil engineering, offshore engineering and maritime engineering.

    1. An Introduction to Oil and Gas Industry. 2. Process Chemical Hazards. 3. Safety Techniques. 4. Safety Engineering and Standards. 5. Process Safety Engineering and Design. 6. Fire and Explosion. 7. Personnel Protection. 8. Work Permit. 9. Safety Components and Equipment. 10. Hazardous Area Classification. 11. Welding Failures 12. Corrosion Failures. 13. Safe Storage of Hydrocarbons. 14. Process Control and Instrumentations. 15. Case Studies and Lesson Learned. 16. Reliability Engineering


    Karan Sotoodeh is an oil and gas engineer and author. He is former senior/lead valve and actuator engineer at Baker Hughes in Olso, Norway. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Safety and Reliability in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stavanger. Karan has almost 16 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, mainly with valves, piping, actuators, and material engineering. He has also been to international conferences in the United States of America, Germany, and China to talk about valves, actuators, and piping. Dr Sotoodeh has worked with many valve suppliers in Europe in countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, and Norway. He is the author of Pipeline Valve Technology (CRC Press, 2022) and Coating Application for Piping, Valves and Actuators in Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (CRC Press, 2022).