Tech Safety Intern – Shell

Job Description

Contact Mark.Broadfoot@shell.com for more information.
Estimated internship duration 12 weeks
From (date) May
To (date) August
Location of internship Houston, TX
Project title(s) Onshore Gas Production Facility Design Catalogue Development
Brief overview of project(s) Compilation/Creation of a best practice On-Shore gas HAZOP: develop a comprehensive list of Scenarios/controls and what is acceptable risk in a template that can be used for onshore gas facilities. This list of threats and controls can then be used as the justification to develop an onshore “RP- 14C/OPOSSUM” document that would set safety system design requirements. This would also be the base work for detailed “DownStream” type bowtiesor or equipment specific bowties.
 
Also develop a well documented modular SHEPHERD model for the standard onshore equipment (Wellheads, flowlines, separators, amine, glycol, tanks) that could be quickly rearranged and updated to determine risk contours for catalogue designs, and; a well document spacing chart for onshore that clearly links back to HSE consequences and models. A separation of HSE requirements from Asset protection requirements. This may be best accomplished with the current onshore spacing spreadsheet made easily updatable.
Intern competencies/skills required Graduate engineering degree in progress preferred, process safety research background. Ability to communicate and work effectively with different groups. Must have self initiative to research and study up on onshore facilites, analysis methodologies and applications.
Project Deliverable one Compilation/Creation of a best practice On-Shore gas HAZOP: develop a comprehensive list of Scenarios/controls and what is acceptable risk in a template that can be used for onshore gas facilities. This list of threats and controls can then be used as the justification to develop an onshore “RP- 14C/OPOSSUM” document that would set safety system design requirements. This would also be the base work for detailed “DownStream” type bowtiesor or equipment specific bowties.
Relevance to business Part of the overall onshore catalogue design work being led by the Asset Integrity group – provides technical requirements of the module.
Estimated time to complete 6 weeks
Deliverable two Also develop a well documented modular SHEPHERD model for the standard onshore equipment (Wellheads, flowlines, separators, amine, glycol, tanks) that could be quickly rearranged and updated to determine risk contours for catalogue designs, and; a well document spacing chart for onshore that clearly links back to HSE consequences and models. A separation of HSE requirements from Asset protection requirements. This may be best accomplished with the current onshore spacing spreadsheet made easily updatable.
Relevance to business Part of the overall onshore catalogue design work being led by the Asset Integrity group – provides technical requirements of the module.
Estimated time to complete 6 weeks
Please indicate how the project(s) will:

  • Allow candidates to independently manage their own area of responsibility in their preferred way of working, whilst still receiving management support
  • Candidate will have autonomy in data collection approach and development of the template and its format.
    Candidate will also be able to participate and be a part of the Shell TS Safety team.

  • Allow candidates sufficient exposure to the Shell environment, by meeting and working with a variety of people
  • The candidate will be interfacing with people from various organizations within Shell (Production, Engineering, Environmental, Projects, and Consultants.

  • Allow candidates freedom to incorporate their own ideas into their work
  • Candidate will have autonomy in data collection approach and development of the template and its format.
    Candidate will also be able to participate and be a part of the Shell TS Safety team.

  • Enable candidates to put into practice and develop skills that they currently have, as well as those important in an organizational environment.
  • The candidate’s engineering background will be a foundation for understanding process hazard analysis, onshore facility design as well as understanding the overall onshore business.