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The concept of FLNG, Floating Unit with topside Natural Gas Liquefaction Plant, has never been implemented so far in the world. However, in the past years, several companies have developed numerous design concepts, that constitute background information that can be helpful in the development of this particular concept. Safety is one of the key features in the design development. A floating offshore installation which processes hydrocarbons and refrigerates gas to produce LNG will be termed as an LNG FPSO (LNG floating production, storage and offloading unit).

Since FLNG is a new concept, additional considerations have been taken in order to optimize the arrangement of the FLNG facilities in an effective way to reduce the probability and the consequences of major accidental events, and limit the potential for escalation.
This safety workshop will give you an overall insight of new approach of FLNG safety engineering order to avoid escalation of incident.
The objective of the FLNG safety design phase is to ensure that the hazard and impact control systems identified through the residual hazard and impact management process are implemented into the design so that they will achieve their intent for the lifecycle of the FLNG Project.

Workshop LEADER


Christophe Cerf


Mr. Cerf is a French Engineer based in Paris as head of engineering manager with over 25 years experience as Safety professional, has developed business development management of LNG/FLNG, commercial & contractual issues for small & medium LNG Terminals/FSRU/FLNG, managing feasibility, Pre-FEED/FEED/EPC studies for LNG projects, develop design concepts for LNG and gas processing facilities.

Christophe has worked for numerous oil&gas companies as Project Manager/ Engineering Manager/ Deputy Head of Safety, Lead/ Principal Safety Engineer/ Lead HSE Design, has occupied different roles within international Oil & Gas Operator who are developing major LNG/ FLNG facility: projects which are currently entering EPC stage, involving the development of the greenfield site, to include an LNG processing plant with positions leading a multi-cultural organization across various project locations.
He provides approach assessment as technical support for QRA (Quantitative Risk Assessment), FRA (Fire Risk Assessment) and ERA (Explosion Risk Assessment), help customers within design of new or existing facilities regarding the protection of people, environment and assets.

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Global Overview of the FLNG/FPSO

Christophe Cerf

Christophe Cerf, LNG Safety Expert, CONSEILPREV
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• Safety approach
• Overview of risks and mitigation associated with a floating facility
• Engineering challenges and solutions

9:30 FLNG Facilities – Regulatory and Classification Viewpoint

Christophe Cerf

Christophe Cerf, LNG Safety Expert, CONSEILPREV
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• New Rules for FLNG facilities
• Technical changes & challenges

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Developing Strategies for Successful Safety Management

Christophe Cerf

Christophe Cerf, LNG Safety Expert, CONSEILPREV
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• Project managing the safety design
• Understanding the important of high quality FEED/EPC
• Critical safety elements from project planning to project phases

11:40 Floating Topside Safety Design

Christophe Cerf

Christophe Cerf, LNG Safety Expert, CONSEILPREV
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• LNG specific gas dispersion and explosion threats
• Spill containment options
• Cryogenic threats to structures and personnel

12:20 Discussion & Questions - A Review of The Session

Christophe Cerf

Christophe Cerf, LNG Safety Expert, CONSEILPREV
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12:30 Close of Workshop


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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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