Most of the information provided at this site is applicable to all of the process industries. For example, procedures for vessel entry or for management of change tend to be quite generic in nature. However each industry does have its own specific issues and challenges; these are discussed in this section of the web site.

Industries covered include:

  • Offshore oil and gas;
  • Pipelines;
  • Oil refineries; and
  • Chemical and petrochemical plants.

The Energy and Process Industries

Most of the information provided in our publications and at this site applies to the process industries overall ? it is not industry specific. Procedures for vessel entry, say, are applicable generally. But each industry does have its own special issues and concerns. Therefore it is useful to understand the key features of the various industries and what differentiates them from one another.

The industries covered are:

Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)

The SEMS rule applies to oil and gas operations in U.S. waters. It is administered by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The rule holds the facility accountable for the overall safety of the offshore facility, including ensuring that all contractors and subcontractors have safety policies and procedures in place that support the implementation of the operator?s SEMS program and align with the principles of managing safety set forth in API RP 75.
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