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Technical Safety and Loss Prevention



Optimus’ safety and loss prevention specialists each have over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas business in regulators, operators, projects and consultancy. They have worked with most of the operators in the UKCS, supporting major projects in the evaluation of safety related issues whether regulatory, technical, operational or strategic.


Our safety and loss prevention engineers have the knowledge and experience to deliver authoritative advice, training and technical solutions. Demand for our services is increasing in the UKCS as the life extension of aging assets requires new approaches to issues of design life, compliance, de-manning and increasing needs of utilisation of existing infrastructure for new marginal fields.



Services include:


  • Safety engineering
  • Safety studies
  • Safety management systems
  • Safety case development
  • Thorough reviews
  • Training
  • Incident investigations
  • SIL / LOPA assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • HSE assurance for life of field
  • Dispersion modelling
  • Audit
  • Due diligence (Technical)
  • Cause and effect review
  • ALARP workshops
  • Asset integrity review




The Optimus approach to HAZOP combines rigorous assessment using the guidewords with a pragmatic approach to sustained reviews extending to many weeks, providing an auditable document for future reference.


Optimus have five fully qualified HAZOP/ HAZID facilitators whose skills span the full spectrum of HAZOP studies. The team have covered major studies, managing and leading six full facility HAZOP studies as well as major project HAZOPs in the UK and the Middle East. They have also worked on numerous minor modification and procedural HAZOPs including drilling and well servicing and intervention operations.


HAZOP teams include provision of scribes and independent process engineers thereby managing the process including action assessment and closeout.


Training in Safety and Loss Prevention


We provide bespoke, in-house training courses in all aspects of safety engineering.


Courses available include:

  • HAZID : a one day introduction
  • HAZOP: a one day introduction
  • Process safety training
  • Verification (SCE/PS/VS)
  • Safety Awareness: a one day overview course covering fire and explosions, human factors, legislation and risk.



We offer a set of e-learning modules on hydrocarbon hazards, designed for use by an international oil major, with worldwide oil and gas operations.

Incident Investigations


Our team have both lead and participated in offshore incident investigations, including the following topics:


  • Hydrocarbon leakage investigation and follow-up
  • Asphyxiation investigation and follow-up
  • Firewater pump fire
  • Turbine exhaust collapse
  • Lifeboat failure.