Natural Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) in the Oil and Gas Exploration: Field Training in Health and Safety Practices

3.5 CEUs

The class includes introduction to radiation, definitions and characterization of NORM, geological information of oil and gas production, basic chemistry, radioactive decay, radiation units of measurement, radiation calculations and dose limits, worker safety, survey methods, how to detect gamma rays, ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle, health effects, waste and disposal, NORM regulations, worker protection guidelines for handling NORM and transportation.

Length: 4 days

Course Content:

  • Levels of NORM Training
  • What is NORM
  • Geological Information
  • Petroleum and Gas Production
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Radiation
  • Radiation Sources
  • Radioactive Particles and Understanding Radioactive Decay
  • Radiation Units of Measurement
  • Radiation Dose Limits and Background Radiation
  • Where is NORM found
  • Worker Safety
  • Job Site Monitoring
  • Survey Methods
  • Worker Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • Health Effects of NORM
  • Waste and Disposal
  • NORM Regulations
  • Worker Protection Plan
  • Transportation
  • Practical Section

Recommended For:

  • The course is tailored specially for supervisors and all employees working in the field with naturally occurring radioactive material in the oil and gas industry.
  • Corporate and field Radiation Safety Officers
  • Attorneys in oil and gas environmental legal issues

Included with Course:

All course materials in electronic form, videotaped demonstrations of equipment and measurement of radioactivity of oil scale samples, and archived Zoom lectures, certificate of attendance.

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