NEBOSH International Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas Operation

Course Overview

This qualification is specifically designed for people with safety responsibility in the oil and gas industry. The qualification focuses on international standards and management systems, enabling students to effectively discharge workplace safety responsibilities both onshore and offshore. The Certificate also highlights the importance of process safety management in the oil and gas industry.

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, however it is highly recommended that students have an existing underpinning knowledge of safety issues or have completed a NEBOSH Certificate level qualification previously.


ELEMENT 1: Health, Safety and environmental management in context

  • Learning from Incidents.
  • Hazards inherent in oil and gas.
  • Risk Management Techniques used in the oil and gas industries.
  • Safety cases and safety reports.

ELEMENT 2: Hydrocarbon process safety 1

  • Contractor management.
  • Process Safety Management (PSM).
  • Role and Purpose of a permit-to-work system.
  • Key principles of shift handover.
  • Plant operations and maintenance.

ELEMENT 3: Hydrocarbon process safety 2

  • Failure modes.
  • Safety critical equipment controls.
  • Safe storage of hydrocarbons.
  • Furnace and boiler operations.

ELEMENT 4: Fire protection and emergency response

  • Fire and explosion risk in the oil and gas industries.
  • Emergency Response.

ELEMENT 5: Logistics and Transport operations

  • Marine Transport.
  • Land Transport.


The examination is comprised of one 2-hour written papers which consists of one 'long-answer' question and ten 'short-answer' questions. All questions are compulsory.

Further information

Start date:Anytime

Study mode:eLearning

Required study:35 - 55 hours

Course access:12 Months

Examinations dates:March / June / September / December

Exam Locations:Available at hundreds of locations globally

Course price: £540 (£450 + VAT)
Additional Exam Costs: £65, payable when booking your exam, there may be an exam sitting fee from £25 depending on exam location. Examinations can be arranged via our partner centres in the UK, Dubai, other international or the British Council Network.
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Did you know?

Students, who have successfully completed the NEBOSH IGC prior to undertaking this qualification, usually gain up to a 25% higher pass mark on their NEBOSH IOG examinations!