Piper Alpha: Human Price of Oil

In July 1988, a catastrophic explosion and fire occurred on the Piper Alpha North Sea Oil platform claimed 167 lives.  This is a risk analysis of the catastrophe.

This is one of the 10 DVDs in the acclaimed BBC series now available in a totally new format with expert training support material.
This DVD, produced soon after the incident looks at various factors that contributed to the disaster. 229 people were on board and 165 were killed plus two rescuers, totaling 167 fatalities. 
Watch the 17 minute video trailer overview of the BBC Disaster Series.
Location - North Sea


Piper Alpha - The Human Price of Oil is used by hundreds of organisations world wide including:

Exxon Mobil • BP • Meddimune • Evonik • Cargill • Subsea 7 • RAF • Maersk • Chevron Texaco • Eurocontrol • Qatar Petroleum  and many more in all industry sectors.

Each easy to understand workshop in the series can be run by facilitators even with minimal experience in presenting training courses.  In addition, tips and guidelines are included to help facilitators with every aspect of the workshop.


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Sample study guide


Training package includes:

  • DVD - duration 40 minutes
  • Facilitator's Guide including Facilitator's Checklist
  • Facilitator's Slide Guide
  • Participant's Handouts
  • PowerPoint Presentation
The workshops for each DVD allows for a highly interactive learning environment in which participants undertake detailed Pre-event and Post-event analysis of each disaster.  This means they not only listen, but apply the lessons learned, in order to formulate solutions specific to their own workplace: they not only learn what went wrong, but how it could have been avoided.

Flexible delivery formats

BBC Disaster Series
The 10 part BBC Disaster Series examines case studies of major disasters from around the world from various industries such as oil and gas, transport, aviation, aeronautics, chemical manufacturing and hospitality.  Read more



Each. UK: £395. Australia: $595 plus GST. USA:  US$495


Series of 10. UK:  £2690. Australia $3395 Plus GST. USA:  US$2695

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