Offshore Petroleum Mining
Indonesia is one of the countries that has so many oil reserve. In years before, Indonesia just has onshore petroleum mining. But now, oil reserve in Indonesia was being decrease. Indonesia realizes that they should make offshore petroleum mining, because there are huge amount of oil potency in deep water. Based on, Oil and Gas General Directorate of Ministrial Mineral Energy Resources that Indonesia has sign 71 contract of offshore petroleum mining.
Industry of offshore petroleum mining has high risk on drilling and production activities. The risk comes from the system process and marine hazards. Marine hazards are all the risks that coming from or has potency of the marine, like atmosphere corrosive, sea situation, the weather (storm, typhoon, etc), earthquake or others natural disasters and also the risks from air and ground transportations. Besides, the example of the system process are all the risks coming from the utilities, process, how to handle the materials and also continuous activities.
Like we know before, offshore petroleum mining has many potencial of accidents. So that, Control the accidents are one of the solution that can make all activities being zero accident. The first step to control accident is knowing the causes, if we know that, we can control the risks and reduce the potency 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.