PRM Business facts

Countries where services have been provided:
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Azerbaijan
Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan
Chad
India
Indonesia
Chad
Norway
UK
China
Saudi Arabia

Countries where personnel have worked prior to PRM
Netherlands
Malaysia (Sarawak)
Oman
Australia
Papua New Guinea
USA
New Zealand

Client companies

Major US-based vertically integrated oil/gas company
Australia
Papua New Guinea
Azerbaijan
Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan
Norway
Indonesia
Chad
U.K.

Oil Search
Australia (Head Office and China rig project)
Papua New Guinea

Cain Energy
India

Nabors
Indonesia

Santos
Australia

Geodynamics
Australia

Coffey
Australia

CSR Gyprock
Australia

Upstream Petroleum
Australia

WorleyParsons
Australia (Head Office, and Brazil / Saudi rig projects)

EPA (Victoria)
Australia

Who are Practical Risk Management?

Founded initially as Ure Risk Engineering Pty Ltd in 1998, the services provided by Practical Risk Management Pty Ltd support our customers globally for

  • Project Management
  • Engineering (Drilling and Production – Oil / Gas)
  • Management Systems Analysis and Development (Project, Health, Safety and Environment, Security, Emergency Management, Regulatory Compliance, Business Continuity)
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management Solutions
  • Technical and Supervisory activities in Workover, Drilling and Other Operations
  • Facilitation in complex problem-solving situations
  • Audit and Training

Practical Risk Management aims to live up to its name. With a track record of delivering client requirements over the past 18 years, and shared commitment to client business objectives.We aim to:

  • provide tailored solutions to meet client requirements that function today and in the future
  • deliver a quality service with cost-effective results, to specification
  • be innovative within the complex environment that client businesses operate
  • understand and align with client risk management needs
  • facilitate common solutions where divergent requirements or mis-aligned objectives exist
  • understand client business objectives and develop service outcomes that align with them
  • provide the right personnel to execute the work, where-ever required

In cases where identification of “what problems need to be solved?” is required, we will facilitate solution identification, then “how to” through to execution of the solution.

Practically

Worldwide delivery of services
PRM has proven that it can deliver services wherever required in the world. Whether a job requires a short trip, regular short trips, or longer periods in-country, a solution will be arranged. PRM personnel have spent extended periods of time in China, Central Asia (Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan), Papua New Guinea (regular visits), Indonesia. Prior to consulting, PRM personnel worked and lived in countries outside Australia, as mentioned in personnel “bios”. PRM personnel offer services that will be successful in our Global Community and its cultural diversity.

Developed / documented / rolled out HSE Management Systems

  • (Major international US-based oil/gas exploration / development / production company: PNG [two separate clients], Australia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Indonesia)
  • In several locations assisted with setting up the actual system supporting procedures and documents, facilitating the Management Committee until ready for taking over, and running the continuous improvement / audit activity until the organisation became self-sufficient)
  • Conducted training for local personnel

Conducted risk assessments in many different locations around the world addressing a range of subjects that include (list is not exhaustive):

  • Oil / gas well drilling programs: exploration and production, platform, jackup and floating for programs in Australia (Bass Strait and Western Australia – offshore), Papua New Guinea (heli supported operation, production testing), Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan (exploration wells; Caspian sea and onshore Cheleken Peninsula)
  • Health Risk Assessment (PNG LNG project)
  • Well Production testing HAZID / HAZOP (oil / gas, onshore / offshore, international locations)
  • Field development – drilling program (Chad)
  • Project concept selection (mercury removal in gas processing plant)
  • Special cases:
    • earthquake risk (Azerbaijan, PNG drilling)
    • Security (various locations)
    • Emergency evacuation (offshore platform complex – Australia)
    • Rig move (several for offshore platforms with platform drilling rigs)
    • Additional quarters installation and removal (several for offshore platforms with platform drilling rigs)
    • Additional retro-fit conductors (offshore platform Australia)
    • De-manning  platforms for remote operations
    • Venture offices opening and operating in new countries (Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea)
    • Subsea flowbase tie-ins
    • In many cases, checklists of preventative and mitigation controls were drawn up for use pre-startup and during operations for controls verification
    • Offshore platform pile installation operations (Singapore for Australian offshore project)
    • Pipeline pigging operations (offshore Australia)
    • Remote fieldwork activities (PNG)
    • HAZID / HAZOP for geothermal well drilling operations (Australia)

Developed Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans

  • for the entire PNG LNG project (commissioning and startup, full production operations including corporate plan and site plans)
  • for drilling rig programs (Caspian Sea, Bass Strait, Papua New Guinea)
  • for remote country Venture Offices
  • development and delivery of ERP Training
  • development and coordination of ER Drills

Safety Report development

  • Similar to Safety Case, for PNG LNG project

Developed Work Site Safety Plans (various locations, usually remote)

  • Provided support where required (Safety Advisor)

Developed Business Continuity Plan (Australia, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan)
Developed Country evacuation plans (various)
Developed Pandemic response plans (various)
Developed office security plans (various after 9/11 incident)
Developed Regulatory Compliance plans (PNG, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan)
Audits

  • Formal HSE management systems (external) audit coordination and auditor involvement (various)
  • Annual status and effectiveness reviews
  • Procedural compliance assessments
    • Developed Field Development Plan for an Offshore oil / gas project – Bass Strait
    • Drafted engineering standards for application within major international engineering consulting firm
    • Lifting Management Systems
  • Procedure development
  • Inspection / audit
    • Drilling Rig specification
  • Land rig specification (PNG and Saudi Arabia)
  • Offshore (rig design optimization to suit platform limitations, jackup systems)
  • Complex Problem Solving – solution identification / facilitation / strategic thinking
  • Offshore pipeline pigging system alternatives
  • Minimum manning for multiple offshore platform complex to support emergency response
  • Search and rescue capability expansion for Papua New Guinea LNG project
  • “obstacles to successful drilling projects” (Norway)

Provided personnel for:

  • Project management of multiple drilling rig fabrication in China
  • Drill rig supervision
  • Oil / gas project Safety and Regulatory Management
  • Plant upgrade site supervisor (small gas processing plant)
  • Specialist personnel (e.g. QA/QC inspection, electrical (HV) engineer, chemical engineer)

Worldwide delivery of services

PRM has proven that it can deliver services wherever required in the world. Whether a job requires a short trip, regular short trips, or longer periods in-country, a solution will be arranged. PRM personnel have spent extended periods of time in China, Central Asia (Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan), Papua New Guinea (regular visits), Indonesia. Prior to consulting, PRM personnel worked and lived in countries outside Australia, as mentioned in personnel “bios”. PRM personnel offer services that will be successful in our Global Community and its cultural diversity.
PRM in conducting business for you will:

  • Respect people in all political and cultural settings
  • Conduct business ethically
  • Respect our clients and maintain alignment with their objectives
  • Work the details
  • Facilitate confirmation of client objectives and the required deliverables if they are not well defined
  • Facilitate change (implementation of something “new” requires change, even if it is only of attitude)
  • Be ready and able to respond as required