Managing fatigue in Qatar
May 3rd, London
The Clockwork Research fatigue auditing team has just returned from a 2-week project in Qatar, where they conducted a fatigue risk site assessment at a LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) operation at Ras Laffan Industrial City in north-east Qatar.
Dr Paul Jackson and Dr Katharina Lederle were invited to undertake the assessment by RasGas, one of the world’s premier integrated LNG enterprises. The assessment, which took place at the company’s Ras Laffan site, involved conducting interviews with management, supervisors and operatives working in various parts of the operation, and training a team of fatigue champions who will help roll out the company’s Fatigue Management Plan.
RasGas is one of the most successful global energy suppliers in the world, overseeing and managing all the operations associated with seven LNG trains, two sales gas production facilities, helium production facilities, as well as major shipping contracts and global commercial partnerships.
The company has developed world-class offshore and onshore facilities for the extraction processing and storage of gas from Qatar’s North Field, the primary end-products being LNG for overseas export, for which it has a total production capacity of approximately 37 million tonnes per annum and sales gas for the local Qatar market with a total production capacity of approximately 2,000 standard cubic feet per day.