Health,Safety and Environmental Management in Petroleum and Offshore Engineering

IIT Madras Course , Prof. Srinivasan Chandrasekaran

Lecture 1: Mod-01 Lec-01 Introduction and Terminologies

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Health,Safety and Environmental Management in Petroleum and Offshore Engineering by Dr. Srinivasan Chandrasekaran, Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras. For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Introduction to safety,health and environmental management - Basic terms and their definitions - Importance of safety in petroleum and offshore industry - Safety assurance and assessment - Safety in design and operation - Organizing for safety - Hazard classification and assessment - Hazard evaluation and hazard control.
Environmental issues and Management - Atmospheric pollution - Flaring and fugitive release - Water pollution- drilling waste, produced water, oil spills, cooling water, processed water- soil waste- rock cutting, oil sludge, drilling solid waste,production waste - Environmental monitoring - Environmental impact and decommissioning - Environmental management.

Accidents modeling- release modeling - Fire and explosion modeling - Toxic release and dispersion modeling - Accident investigation and reporting - Concepts of HAZOP and PHA - Risk assessment and management - Risk picture- definition and characteristics - Risk acceptance criteria - Quantified risk assessment - Hazard assessment - Fatality risk assessment - Marine systems risk modeling - Risk management.
Safety measures in design and process operations- inerting, explosion, fire prevention, sprinkler systems - Principles and methods and concept optimization for offshore petroleum industry - Analysis of case studies from offshore and petroleum industry.

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