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NORM & Natural Radiation Management Global Conference
Workshop: 8 October 2024
Main Conference: 9 - 10 October 2024
Sheraton Denver Tech Center, CO, USAIn person & on-demand

Dr Andrew L Smith
SPE HSE&S Advisor at Society of Petroleum Engineers International


Dr. Smith is a Risk Management [HSSE & SR] consultant in Aberdeen, U.K. He holds a BSc in Applied Chemistry from De Montfort University and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from UMIST in U.K.

His career spans 50 years of international executive leadership of HSSE&SR, integrated risk and life-cycle management gained in engineering, fabrication, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance and decommissioning projects associated with the global chemical, petrochemical and oil & gas industry in S.America, Europe, S.Africa, Middle East and S.E. Asia.

Smith's paper "Radioactive Scale Formation" was presented to the RSC in Manchester, UK and at the OTC in 1985 and published in JPT June 1987. During the 1980s, Smith developed the original Low Specific Activity Radioactive Scale [NORM] radiological standards and procedures within the UKCS. He prepared a Briefing Note on NORM submitted to the UK House of Lord’s enquiry on the Decommissioning of Oil & Gas Installations, 1995-96.

The IAEA has acknowledged that his review made a most valuable contribution to the development of Safety Reports Series No. 34, "Radiation Protection and Management of Radioactive Waste in the Oil and Gas Industry," 2003. An October 2008 Louisiana Court highlighted that the JPT June 1987 paper contributed to the body of scientific literature by demonstrating the first correlation between API GR units and radiological dose. Prior to this the oil & gas industry had not recognized the potential topside health concerns from radioactive scale in tubulars.

Agenda Sessions

  • <b>Panel: The Lessons to be Learned, New Challenges and Innovative Thinking with the Decommissioning of Radioactive NORM Residues </b>