Health, Safety, Security and Environment

E-Books: Health, Safety, and Environmental Management in Offshore and Petroleum Engineering

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The regulations of risks to health, safety, and environmental management that arise from the exploration and production work in the oil and gas industries are gaining more attention in the recent past. There is a growing necessity to maintain good and healthy work‐space for people on board and also to protect the fragile ecosystem. The unregulated use of chemicals or other hazardous substances in oil and gas industries can challenge the technical workforce by putting their health at risk, causing various levels of discomfort in addition to cause catastrophic damage to the offshore assets. Accidents reported in the recent past in the oil and gas sector also demonstrates the seriousness of Health, Safety, and Environmental Management in this domain of workspace. The objective of the book is to share the technical know‐how in the field of health, safety, and environmental management, applicable to the oil and gas industries.
Contents of the book are spread across four chapters, addressing the vital areas of interest in HSE, as applicable to offshore and petroleum engineering. The first chapter highlights safety assurance and assessment, emphasizing the need for safety. The second chapter focuses on environmental issues and management that arise from oil and gas exploration. The third chapter deals with accident modeling, risk assessment, and management, while
the fourth chapter is focused on safety measures in design and operations.
The book explains the concepts in HSE through a simple and straightforward approach, which makes it comfortable for practicing engineers as well. The focus however is capacity building in safety and risk assessment, which is achieved through a variety of example problems and case studies. The author’s experiences in both the academia and leading oil and gas industries are shared through the illustrated case studies. The book is an important milestone in the capacity building of young engineers and preparing them for a safe exploration process. Sincere thanks are due to the Centre for Continuing Education, IIT Madras for assisting in writing this book.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Management in Offshore and Petroleum Engineering’s Cover

Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) management is an integral part of any business and is considered to be extremely essential when it comes to managing the business in the oil and gas sectors. HSE requirements are generally laid out considering the expectations of the divisional compliance with that of the standard policies.

This is the most important part of HSE through legislation in recent decades and thus forms the basis of HSE regulations in the present era. Apart from setting out the general duties and responsibilities of the employers and others, it also lays the foundation for subsequent legislation, regulations, and enforcement regimes. HSE standards are circumscribed around activities that are “reasonably practicable” to assure the safety of the employees and assets as well. HSE regulations impose general duties on employers for facilitating the employees with minimum health and safety norms and members of the public; general duties on employees for their own health and safety and that of other employees, which are insisted as regulations.


The Contents of Health, Safety, and Environmental Management in Offshore and Petroleum Engineering

  1. Safety Assurance and Assessment
  2. Environmental Issues and Management
  3. Accident Modeling, Risk Assessment, and Management
  4. Safety Measures in Design and Operation
  • Application Problem: Quantified Risk Assessment of LPG Filling Station
  • References 220
  • Index

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