Management of Major Accident Hazards through an IADC Compliant Drilling HSE Case

Drilling and Completions HSSE


The course introduces the role of the IADC HSE Case in managing major accident hazards and what tools can be applied to successfully implement a strong strategy with respect to the ongoing management of operational and well specific hazards.

At the end of this course, delegates should be able to demonstrate familiarity with an understanding of the following:

  • IADC HSE Case
  • Drilling specific Major Accident Hazards
  • Bow-ties and associated toolkits
  • Emergency response
  • Well specific risk assessments
  • Latest API guidance

Course agenda (pdf)

Who Should Attend

  • Drilling Managers
  • Offshore Installation Managers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • HSE Advisors
  • Any other individuals who would like to  learn about management of major accident hazards in drilling

Why Attend?

This course provides an overview of the IADC guidelines with respect to Operational HSE Cases, supporting process for the assessment of Major Accident Hazards and how HSE Cases can be operationalized with respect to specific well planning.  The programme will also address API Recommended Practice (RP)96 for offshore well design, drilling, and completion operations in deepwater.


Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and or/ certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDH). Attendees of SPE training courses earn 0.8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.


Mark Cowan holds an MS in petroleum engineering and management from the University of Aberdeen. He has extensive experience of consultancy, client, operations and design engineering environments with a strong focus on the successful delivery of major accident hazard management solutions to a range of industry groups. His professional memberships include the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Institute of Chemical Engineers.