22 July 2019

ARPEL WORKSHOP ON PROCESS SAFETY HELD AT THE TALARA REFINERY OF PETROPERÚ WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF SEVEN COMPANIES IN THE REGION

  • The workshop "Assessment of the Process Safety Management System in the new Talara Refinery” of Petroperú was held July 15-18.

    The activity was carried out in cooperation among several companies and professionals from different countries in the region in order to improve safety management, helping to mitigate risks and, consequently, reducing negative impacts on people, the environment and infrastructure.

    The event was attended by professionals from YPF, Raízen, Pan American Energy, YPFB Refinación, Reficar, Coga, Pluspetrol, in addition to Petroperú and ARPEL, from Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru and Colombia.

    Mr. Guillermo Bergelund, General Manager of Petroperú, opened the event and stressed "our challenge is to optimize the corporate process safety standard in all our facilities nationwide ... primarily because we are working to become a company with world-class standards."

    In turn, Mr. Izeusse Braga, Executive Secretary of ARPEL, said "safety should be understood as an essential value in companies, since people always come first and it is vital to promote the implementation of international best practices in this field to have safer operations and, therefore, companies that are more aligned with sustainability and social development."

    The agenda included the presentation of the Self-Assessment Tool and ARPEL Process Safety framework by Pablo Ferragut, Sustainability Project Manager of the Association.

    Petroperú, an ARPEL founding and member company, presented the Modernization Project of the Talara Refinery and the self-assessment exercise carried out by the company itself.

    Some of the topics addressed during this event were: Leadership and Culture; Risk Identification and Analysis; Risk Management; and Audit and Continuous Improvement.

    Discussions also focused on how the areas of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) of the various companies present are organized.

    The event included a visit to the new Talara Refinery.

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