Indonesia is one of the countries that have so many oil reserves. In years before[YJ1] , Indonesia just has onshore petroleum mining, but now, the number of oil reserves in Indonesia were being decreased. Indonesia realizes that they should develop offshore petroleum mining, because there are huge amount of oil reserves in deep water. According to the Oil and Gas General Directorate of Energy andMineral Resources Ministry, Indonesia has signed 71 contracts of offshore petroleum mining.
The Industry of offshore petroleum mining has high risk in drilling and production activities. The risk comes from the system process and marine hazards. Marine hazards are all the risks and potential risks that are caused by marine environment, like corrosive atmosphere, sea situation, the weather (storm, typhoon, etc), earthquake or others natural disasters and also the risks from air and ground transportations. Besides, the examples of the system processes are all the risks coming from the utilities, processes, how to handle the materials and also continuous activities.
As we know, offshore petroleum mining has many potential of accidents. So that, the prevention of accidents is one of the solutions that can make all activities has zero accident. The first step to prevent accidents is knowing the causes. If we know that, we can control the risks and reduce the probability of accidents. So that, the good condition at project will be created.
Almost all the parts of the offshore petroleum mining can make an accident happen. The example is the devices system at project, if we don’t how to use the device, it can make something troubles and accidents will happen, like explosion and conflagaration. Accidents will happen not just from the devices system, but also from the mining materials. One of the biggest problems of the offshore petroleum mining is the storm. If the storm is coming, so all activities at exploration area should be stop, the devices system and worker should be stop, because it can make dangerous for all peoples on the area.
As we know, prevent accidents is one of the jobs for HSE department. From the prevention, the company could be benefits in the financial cost and employees efficient. All of it will be run to the ergonomics case. For the companies, it is important things that can help companies for the accreditation, and that why HSE department is needed.
Commonly, the benefits of prevention the accidents for companies are:
- Reduce the financial loss
- Increase the believing of consumers and governments for companies
Increase the believing of employees, so that all employees can working without dread felling.
Edited by Mr. Oetomo