HAZOP Study for Two SUCO Fields in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt

  • After successfully completing a HAZID study for three SUCO fields in the Gulf of Suez, Wintershall Dea, subsequently, commissioned Environics to conduct a Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP) for two of these fields; namely: Ras Budran (RB) and Zeit Bay (ZB).
  • The HAZOP review method consisted of a systematic study and qualitative analysis of all process lines, equipment, systems and sub-systems included in the project facilities and utilities, to identify and highlight causes and consequences of deviations from the design intent, and provide recommendations and corrective actions to reduce the expected risk to an acceptable level.
  • The HAZOP analysis was carried out through workshops attended by the system’ experts. The HAZOP for Zeit Bay was carried out through two workshop batches, while the HAZOP for Ras Budran was carried out through one long workshop batch. All workshops, that took place at SUCO main office in the 5th settlement, over six days a week, were performed in accordance with the guidelines published by the „Centre for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)‟ of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
  • Both RB & ZB HAZOP study reports, respectively, encompassed: an introduction on the project, terms and definitions used, and documents for review, as well as the HAZOP review methodology including: guidewords, parameters and risk assessment matrix. Both reports provided: overview of the field‟s facilities and utilities (offshore & onshore), scope of the HAZOP review with all the studied P&IDs, HAZOP Team Members, as well as the classified actions (Critical, General, Specified and corrective), recommendations and conclusions.

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