Training Course
  • Available in-house

This NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas Operational Safety training will provide students with an industry-recognised qualification for individuals with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry. The course is available as a 5-day classroom course, E-Learning and In-House option.

About this course:

The NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil & Gas Operational Safety is an industry recognised qualification delivered for individuals with safety responsibilities in the oil and gas industry.

This course focuses on international standards and management systems, supporting delegates in discharging workplace safety responsibilities both onshore and offshore. The course focuses on process safety management in the oil and gas industry.

EXAMINATION: Note that the examination will take place on Monday 16th September following the course. Please ensure that you make appropriate travel and accommodation arrangements upon registration.

Learning methods:

  • Classroom
  • E-Learning
  • In-Company

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a professional insight into operational safety in the oil and gas sectors.
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the application of knowledge to familiar and unfamiliar situations
  • Demonstrate your understanding of critical analysis and evaluation of information presented in both quantitative and qualitative forms
  • Receive a recognised international qualification, which will allow you to demonstrate competence to managers and clients.
  • Develop your knowledge of process safety, reducing accidents and saving organisations money


Ideally candidates attending the course will have knowledge of process safety in hydrocarbon sector or a NEBOSH National General Certificate or International General Certificate.

Course overview:

The following areas are covered by the NEBOSH International Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety:

Health, Safety and environmental management in context

  • Learning from Incidents
  • Hazards inherent in oil and gas
  • Risk Management Techniques used in the oil and gas industries
  • Safety cases and safety reports

Hydrocarbon process safety 1

  • Contractor management
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Role and Purpose of a permit-to-work system
  • Key principles of shift handover
  • Plant operations and maintenance
  • Start up and shut down

Hydrocarbon process safety 2

  • Failure modes
  • Other types of failure
  • Safety critical equipment controls
  • Safe storage of hydrocarbons

Fire hazards, risks and controls

  • Furnace and boiler operations
  • Fire protection and emergency response
  • Fire and explosion risk in the oil and gas industries
  • Emergency Response

Logistics and Transport operation

  • Marine Transport
  • Land Transport

Tutor profile:

Dr David A. Wood B.Sc. Ph.D

Dr. Wood is an experienced consultant, with more than 30 years of international oil and gas experience, and provides technical, fiscal and contractual advice, technical and management training to a wide range of oil, gas and energy entities. He has extensive, economic, financial, fiscal operations, project, risk and strategic management experience with many international energy organizations and assets. 

Industry experience includes Phillips Petroleum, Amoco (Africa, Europe & UK) and Canadian independents (South America, Africa, Middle & Far East) with three years based in Colombia and four years based in Dubai. From 1993 to 1998 he was he was UK Managing Director for Lundin Oil & then Morrison Petroleum responsible for a broad portfolio of assets and a staff of more than 100.

For the past decade he has worked as an independent international consultant and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work on diverse energy related topics including: the international energy markets, performance modelling of fiscal designs, petroleum economic analysis, enterprise risk & portfolio simulation, LNG, GTL and gas supply, deep-water exploration and production techniques, corporate performance, portfolio and strategy management, mergers & acquisitions, negotiations & project management. 

He is actively involved in diverse professional training, research, publication and development programmes. He is a member of the Energy Institute (MEI) and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and associate editor of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering.

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