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HSE Practices for Offshore and Petroleum industries


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.

Engg faculty, students,researchers and Engineering professionals  
All branches of Engineering and Diploma Program

Oil and Petroleum Companies, both in India and abroad, Consulting organizations, Safety Executive Teams


Srinivasan Chandarsekaran is currently a Professor in the Dept. of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. He has teaching, research and industrial experience of about 23 years during which he has supervised many sponsored research projects and offshore consultancy assignments both in India and abroad. His active areas of research include dynamic analysis and design of offshore platforms, Development of geometric forms of complaint offshore structures for ultra-deep water oil exploration and production, sub-sea engineering, Rehabilitation and retrofitting of offshore platforms, structural health monitoring of ocean structures, seismic analysis and design of structures and risk analyses and reliability studies of offshore and petroleum engineering plants. He has been also a visiting fellow under the invitation of Ministry of Italian University Research to University of Naples Federico II, Italy for a period of two years during which he conducted research on advanced nonlinear modelling and analysis of structures under different environmental loads with experimental verifications. He has about 110 research publications in International journals and refereed conferences organized by professional societies around the world. Four text books authored by him are quite popular amongst graduate students of civil and ocean engineering and recommended as reference material for class room studies and research as well. He also delivered four web-based courses namely: i) Dynamic analysis of ocean structures; ii) Ocean structures and materials; iii) Advanced marine structures; and iv) Health, safety and Management in offshore and petroleum engineering. He is a member of many National and International professional bodies and delivered many invited lectures and key note address in the international conferences, workshops and seminars in India and abroad.


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

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

• The exam is optional for a fee. Exams will be on 23 April 2017.
• Time: Shift 1: 9am-12 noon; Shift 2: 2pm-5pm
• Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
• Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
• The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.

• Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score.
• 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of best 8 out of 12 assignments.
• E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT MADRAS. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.