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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. 

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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


Operational Safety

Introduction to HSE
Safety assurance
Safety in design and operations
Organizing for safety
Hazard classification and assessment, Hazard evaluation and control


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

UG/PG/Ph.D of all engg branches and PG of applied sciences;
Diploma students can also register

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