On October 7 and 8, 2014, the Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations (OROGO) facilitated H2S Alive training for participants from OROGO, the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment, the Department of Lands, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission, and the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board. H2S Alive certification is required for individuals whose work takes them to oil and gas facilities where sour gas (hydrogen sulphide or H2S) is present.
Participants appreciated the opportunity to have this training available in Yellowknife, rather than having to travel out of territory to get their certification. It was also an excellent opportunity for staff from the various organizations to get to know each other in a relaxed, fun environment. All the participants passed both the practical and written tests, obtaining their H2S Alive certifications.
The training was delivered by James Hartman of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) through the service agreement in place between the AER and OROGO.