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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

HSE Practices for Offshore and Petroleum Industries

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

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The course will give an overview of the safety and environmental issues in the petroleum industry. It will provide detailed understanding of the methods and techniques to resolve these key issues for making petroleum production and processing, cleaner and safer. This course would educate the participants to identify and assess hazards in any stage of operation, to quantify and manage them as well. This course will also highlight lessons learnt from the past accidents.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : All branches of Engineering faculty, students,researchers and Engineering professionals and Diploma ProgramPREREQUISITES : NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT : Oil and Petroleum Companies, both in India and abroad, Consulting organizations, Safety Executive Teams



Module 1: Environmental issues and management Environmental impact and management Impact of oil and gas industry in marine environment Oil hydrocarbons in marine environment Chemical disposal of offshore industry and environmental management Dispersion models and atmospheric pollution Dispersion models continued.. Hazard assessment
Module 2: Operational Safety Introduction to HSE Safety assurance Safety in design and operations Organizing for safety Hazard classification and assessment, Hazard evaluation and control Hazop FMEA
Module 3: Accident modeling, risk assessment & management Dose assessment, safety regulations Toxic releases- models and methods Chemical risk analysis Quantitative risk assessment Fire and explosion models Flammability diagrams Fire and explosion: prevention methods ​ Event tree and fault tree analyses Process safety management Software used in HSE

Taught by

Prof.Srinivasan Chandarsekaran



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