Aberdeen (UK)

Webinar: 17 years of retrospective HAZOPs in the UKCS - Common findings with reference to Buncefield and Texas City Refinery

Webinar: 17 years of retrospective HAZOPs in the UKCS - Common findings with reference to Buncefield and Texas City Refinery
  • Date From 30th June 2022
  • Date To 30th June 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all
  • Location Online: 12:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


Many incident causes include systems, procedures and communication errors and learning from these incidents provides the opportunity and the examples which can be used at different levels in the organisation to analyse and improve processes safety. Furthermore, to prevent similar incident in future while also improving efficiency and reliability of care delivery. The webinar will explain and discuss the following:

  1. Common Findings of Retrospective HAZOPs in the last 17 years.
  2. Should a full HAZOP be repeated?
  3. Have we learnt anything since Buncefield and Texas City?


Dr. Azzam Younes, Principal Consultant, AyEnergi Consulting

Dr Azzam Younes is a Chartered Chemical Engineer. On graduation he joined BG group engineering department and R&D. He has circa 30 years’ experience of working in the process industries, mainly in oil and gas.

He is a Principal Consultant; he has specific interests in process safety and in the safe and reliable operation of offshore and onshore plants. Dr Younes is currently working with oil & gas industry clients to address issues associated with process safety, decommissioning and chairing HAZOP and HAZID studies.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and Professional Process Safety Engineer. He has provided a range of services to clients including safety audit, process safety and occupational safety. Currently, he is the Vice Chair and a former Chair of the IChemE Aberdeen Members Group, and active member of the branch, organising technical seminars and technical visits.

Dr Younes is an accredited HAZOP Chairman, IChemE Trained and BP, BG (Shell), CNR, ConocoPhillips (HARBOUR ENERGY), Chevron (Ithaca), ABB and Total Approved. He is a volunteer lecturing at Aberdeen University for the MSc in Chemical Engineering regarding membrane, desalination, and process safety.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Aberdeen Members Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


12:00-13:00 BST


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This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend. If you wish to access the recording to replay on demand, you will need to be a member of the Aberdeen Members Group.

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