Peter is a UK registered Chartered Engineer who has over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He has worked in design; projects; operations; asset integrity; corporate strategy and for the last 15 years specialising in process safety and leadership consulting.
Peter has good experience: developing and improving safety management systems, safety strategy development, training, safety leadership coaching and development, HAZOPS, HAZIDS, management system and technical integrity audits, project HSE reviews, process safety reviews and provision of safety consultancy advice.
His career started in UK offshore and onshore hazardous industries, however he has worked in Kazakhstan, Canada, France, Iran, Holland and Austria for extended periods with assignments in Russia, USA, Pakistan, Singapore, Australia, Romania, New Zealand, Italy, Iraq, UAE, Norway, Libya and Tunisia.
Peter was an offshore Installation manager with a major North Sea operator and fully understands operational demands. He was seconded for three years to the UK Health and Safety Executive in the aftermath of the Piper Alpha disaster to provide industry input during the creation of the new offshore safety regulatory regime in the North Sea.
He graduated with distinction from the MSc in Process Safety and Loss Prevention at University of Sheffield and is a visiting lecturer on the same course. Peter also lectures on process safety at Aston University, Birmingham.
Peter co-founded Premier Safety Associates in 1997 and is responsible for operational delivery for all their world class process safety and risk management consultancy projects.
Helen Fennell graduated in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University in 1997. Since then she has had roles across Operations, Design, Commissioning and Process safety, including senior technical authority roles in Process Safety Management. She has worked across diverse industries including utility systems, onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities, reforming, high hazard installations, cryogenics and novel processes.
Helen has a proven track record of delivering engineering solutions to ensure risks on both greenfield and brownfield projects are ALARP against a backdrop of aggressive schedules and regulatory compliance criteria. Project values range from US$20 Billion down to small discrete studies for operating facilities.
In 2014, Helen set up Inherent Safety Consulting Limited to provide specialist process safety services including process safety studies and hazard review chairmanship. She is an experienced hazard review chairman with over 80 hazard reviews chaired, including What-If, HAZID/ENVID, HAZOP, SIL, LOPA, ALARP, SIMOPS and WEHRA.