QRA in Peru – Beware the Otorongo!

EPConsult Energies have just completed a Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) in Peru for Pluspetrol’s Malvinas gas processing plant.  The Malvinas plant forms a key part of the facilities for the Camisea gas development – the most important gas development in South America.


Although the Otorongo jaguar is a genuine (and picturesque) hazard in this part of the world the study focused on the risk impact of bringing in a significant gas inventory into a facility with many personnel.  The objective of the QRA is fundamentally to safeguard our client’s license to operate.


Quantitative Risk Assessment is a structured approach to identifying and understanding the risks associated with hazardous activities.  QRA provides valuable insights into the risk profile of the plant, identifying and ranking the areas where failures may result in harm to personnel, members of the public, the environment and or the asset itself. QRA provides a basis for project and asset decision-making and can be a legal requirement in some jurisdictions.


At EPConsult Energies our consultants spend time familiarizing themselves with the work scope and base data and schedule a kick-off meeting and site visit to verify data.  The kick-off meeting includes a Hazard Identification session.  We then produce an Assumptions Register containing QRA rule sets, and probabilities for safety critical events.  Failure rate data is selected, and consequence modelling software used to analyze releases.  Event tree analysis is then used to generate Individual Risks Per Annum for each scenario.  Finally, we present our results by means of a detailed report.


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