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Introduction to Explosives

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Target group:

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Course Goal: This course aims togive learners an introduction to explosives used in well intervention operations


Target Audience: All well intervention personnel working with tools where explosives are an integrated part of the operation


Learning Objectives:


LO1 Explain why explosives are used in the Oil and Gas Industry

LO2 Give examples of some of the dangers of working with explosives

LO3 Identify different types of explosives

LO4 Give an overview of primary and secondary explosives

LO5 Explain the dangers of detonators

LO6 Explain the role of detonators

LO7 Identify common explosive materials used in the Oil and Gas Industry

LO8 Explain why temperature is a factor in selecting explosives

LO9 Explain the role of combustion in the use of explosives

LO10 Give examples of different types of explosives equipment

LO11 Describe the role of a perforating gun

LO12 Describe the use of explosive charges and explain how they operate

LO13 Describe the purpose of detonating cords

LO14 Describe the purpose of plug setting

LO15 Describe the purpose of tubing punch

LO16 Describe the purpose of a string shot

LO17 Explain how to transport and handle explosives

LO18 Explain how to manage fire situations

LO19 Explain the importance of training and competence in the safe handling of explosives


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