• In mid-July 2017, a group of 60 professionals, representatives of 20 companies in the sector (Ancap, Axion Energy, CCPS, Cetap, COGA, Dow Chemical, Ecopetrol, ENAP, Oldelval, OSRL, PAE, Pluspetrol, PPI, Profértil, Refinor, Repsol, Shell, Tecpetrol, Weatherford, YPF), participated in ARPEL Workshop on "Challenges in the Implementation of Process Safety in Oil and Gas Companies," hosted by YPF, with the support of the Argentine Oil and Gas Institute (IAPG) and the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).

    Different topics such as Management of Change, Safety Culture and Mechanical Integrity were addressed during the event. The differences in the management of process safety in the upstream and downstream sector, culture as a key factor in having good safety performance, and existing methodologies for evaluation were also discussed.

    In addition, case studies of incidents related to the management of change were conducted, and the way to include safety at the strategic level of companies and in the development of new businesses was discussed.

    Also highlighted was the use of mobile technology to streamline and make inspection and monitoring processes more efficient.

    ARPEL, through its Health, Safety and Environment Committee (CASYSIA) and its Process Safety Project Team, is working on the implementation of process safety management systems in the oil and gas industry in order to raise performance standards and minimize process incidents that can affect people, infrastructure or the environment.

    In September 2018, the Latin American Congress on Process Safety, which will be organized by ARPEL and CCPS, will be held in Buenos Aires.


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