Interview questions for Gas & Oil safety engineer

1) What are the different categories of Oil found worldwide?

There are about 161 different types of Oil found worldwide. The different categories of Oil found worldwide is classified into different types of crude oil like Brent, Dubai Crude, West Texas, Intermediate, etc. Classification is done according to their sulphur content.

2) Explain what is OPEC?

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is also known as OPEC.

3) What is the purpose of forming OPEC?

It is a collection of countries which produces crude oil and is founded in 1960, in order to regulate the process of export of their crude oil to the other countries of the world and to decide the crude oil prices. Together OPEC’s 12 member countries supplies about 40% of the world’s oil supply.

4) Who are the members of OPEC currently?

• Iran
• Iraq
• Kuwait
• Venezuela
• Saudi Arabia
• Qatar
• Indonesia
• Libya
• U A E
• Algeria
• Nigeria
• Angola

5) On what basis Crude Oil prices are determined?

Crude oil is a commodity, and the prices depend on the demand and supply.

6) What is an emergency?

An emergency is when a situation that was not expected happens. This means that the particular situation was not foreseen and therefore it has happened as a surprise. (or)
Emergencies are risky situations which put people at risk but happen when no one is not expecting. Such situations require to be handled as soon as possible so as to reduce or eliminate the risks.

7. What is work permit system?

This is a written document which provides permission to undertake a job by area in charge. This particular document can also be referred to as the written document issues by the area in charge to the performer giving authorization to undertake a particular job.

8. What is work at height?

Work at height is when workers work above the ground in a place where the height is considerable. ( OR )

This is when the workers are working in an elevated level where there is a risk of falling

9. What is confined space?

This is when one is working in a place where there is limited space. This means that the space available is not enough to move about as one wants.

10. Explain Each Work Permit Distribution? (as per KOC)

Work Permit will be made out in FOUR COMPIES
The Original for worksite 1st copy for Permit Applicant 2nd copy of all permits (except cold work permit) forwarded to FIRE TEAM by the permit issuer 3rd copy shall be retained by the issuing authority Note: After completion of work and permit closure as per procedure…
Originally kept on record with Permit Issuer. 1st copy shall be retained by the Permit Applicant (for minimum 6 months). 3rd copy can be given to the Worksite Supervisor for their record.

11. What is e-WP (Electronic Work Permit)? (as per KOC)

Electronic Work Permit (e-WP) is a web-based solution through KOC intranet to manage electronically the authorization process of non-routine activities which are carried out in KOC business as per Permit to Work Procedure (KOC.SA.004).

12. What important details a work permits gives?

It is a form, which is signed by higher responsible people to carry out the specific job. It
clearly states:
What is to be done, Where, When and What are the safety precautions to be taken.

13. What is Cold work, Hot Work and Radiography work?

Cold Work:
Any work that does not involve a source of ignition or naked flame or does not have
spark generating potential is classified as a Cold Work.
Hot Work:
Any work which involves the use of naked or a source of ignition or sparks generating
potential is classified as a Hot Work.
Radiography Work:
Any work that involves the use of a radioactive source, shall be covered by a
radiography work.

14. What is hazard?

Inherent property of a substance or an occurrence which has potential to cause loss or damage property, person or environment.

15. What is risk?

In probability of the realization of potential for loss or damage or injury.

16. What is confined space?

* Any enclosure having a limited means of entry & exit and it is not designed for continuous occupancy.
* There will be a presence of any hazardous substances such as flammable and toxic gases, oxygen deficiency, hot or humid atmosphere or any combination of it.
Examples: Process vessels, Tanks, Bins, Stacks, Large pipe, Duct, Pits & Trench etc. Any excavation with depth more than 1.2 meters.

17. What are the Confined Space Hazards?

A confined space may have one or a combination of the following hazards:
* Oxygen deficiency
* Presence of flammable, combustible or pyrophoric materials (HC, Sludge, etc.)
* Presence of toxic gases, corrosive or hazardous materials (H2S, Co, NH3 etc.)
* Poor illumination, Ventilation & Communication.
* High temperature and humidity.
* Limited entry & exit / Restricted access.
* Restricted movement inside.
* Falling / Tripping hazards
* Presence of reactive or self-igniting material.
* Hazard due to electricity or moving machinery.
* Hazard due to pressurized fluid.
* Hazard due to the nature of work carried out inside confined space.

18. What is incident?

It is an event which represents deviation from the intended sequence of designed steps.

19. What is safety policy?

Any company has a social and legal obligation to provide a safe and health working environment to all his improvement to all his employees.

20. What is safety audit?

The safety audit is the process that identifies un-safe conditions and unsafe acts the plant and recommended safety improvement. Walk through It evaluates the unsafe condition notice able to naked eye during work through the plant. (Stores, civil work, erection work) Inter mediate-more details study and review of plant
design and plant operation. Comprehensive –It evaluates the safety factors in the plant on the base engineering, analysis, testing, and measurement.

21. What is safety tag?

Safety tag can be defined a surface made of card board or paper board on which English local languages letters written for warning safety instructions to employees.

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