Shepherd is a risk management software tool, tailored to do risk analysis for onshore facilities and operations. It allows fast and reliable prediction of the risk related to incidents such as releases of flammable or toxic fluid, fires and explosions. Shepherd can be used for:: Quantitative risk analysis (QRA), facility layout optimization and domino and escalation effects
Shepherd has been continuously developed and validated by Shell since the 1990s, and has been extensively used by oil, gas and petrochemical operating companies, engineering contractors, insurers and regulators throughout the world.
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: 07-03-2018