This combined course is a great opportunity for those who wish to develop the necessary skills for execution of a quantitative risk assessment (QRA) studies from hazards identification, frequency assessment, consequences and impact to risk quantification and presentation of the results.
The course has been structured to learn about each the subject fundamentals and apply that knowledge through exercises from practice, using either excel spreadsheets or of custom QRA models like Shepherd. Understanding how to develop models using proven engineering formulas provides an excellent basis to learn the software which has been commercially developed to do the same. In this part, the knowledge from the QRA fundamentals is reinforced through replication of manually developed models using Shell FRED for consequence modeling and Shell Shepherd for risk quantification and assessment. Students are developing understanding of the software background calculations and develop the sense to detect anomalies in the results from the expected.
Developed and delivered by practitioners with hundreds of studies in wide variety of industries, this combined course sets an industry benchmark. It is a great value and even provides discount when taken as a whole.
QRA: May 06 - 10, 2018
FRED: May 13 - 15, 2018
Shepherd: May 16 - 17, 2018
Chief Instructor: Mr. Martin De Groot
Martin de Groot has been with Shell for 38 years, of which the last 27 years he worked in the area of risk assessment. His expertise ranges from development of consequence models for explosion, dispersion and fire to models for risk integration (QRA). He has been working on risk assessment for refineries, chemicals plants and EP production stations and wells, distribution of LNG/LPG and transport fuels, LNG import and export plants and off-shore platforms as the lead analyst and reviewer.
Martin has an in depth understanding of the conversion and separation processes to support his contributions to process and plant layout optimisation using risk assessment. He is the technical authority for the assessment of risk to safety of people (operators and public) operating the plants, economic and environmental risk with the cost effectiveness of mitigating measures being an integral part of the results. He is lecturing HSE and engineering courses and is running a Quantitative Risk Assessment course of one week duration which has been attended already by some 2000 people. Most of these coming from within Shell but also from affiliated companies and local authorities like the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, The Brunei Petroleum Directorate and Dutch State Mines.
LAST UPDATED: 09-03-2018