Workshop on Process Safety-Implementing Performance Indicators
Indian Oil Corporation in association with Petrotech organized 2nd Workshop on “Process Safety – Implementing Performance Indicators” at IndianOil Institute of Petroleum Management (IiPM) Gurgaon, on 20th – 21st December 2012.
The faculty for the workshop was Dr. M. Sam Mannan, PE, CSP, DHC , Regents Professor and Director, Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University .
This workshop received an overwhelming response from the downstream oil refineries, with over 65 participants. There were four participants from academia, in this highly enriching programme, conducted by world highly coveted faculty Prof. Mannan, from Texas Austin, who has been member of various committees investigating accidents in oil and chemical industry.
L-R S/Shri N K Bansal ED-IiPM, Anand Kumar, Director Petrotech, Rajkumar Ghosh, Director (Ref) IOCL, Prof (Dr) Sam Mannan, UT Austin, B P Baliga, ED (HSE), IOCL during Seminar on “Process Safety”
This two day residential programme covered all elements of Process safety Managements, its pitfall and remedial measures. Mr. R.K. Ghosh Director (Ref) IndianOil, delivered valedictory address and he along with Prof Mannan and Mr. Anand Kumar Director Petrotech, held a very lively Q&A session at the end of workshop.
Group photo of participants who attended Petrotech IndianOil Programme on” Process Safety-Implementing Performance Indicators”
7th Asia Gas Partnership Summit 2012
Date: March 23-24, 2012, Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi
To identify the opportunities for increasing cooperation and interdependence, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and GAIL (India) Ltd. with the support of the International Gas Union (IGU), initiated the Asia Gas Partnership Summit (AGPS) in 2003. AGPS has brought together global gas leaders to deliberate issues related to: Gas sourcing, transportation and distribution; Policy and regulatory frameworks, inter-governmental and regional; collaboration that ensure secured demand and supply; International natural gas management, customer management systems and buying and financing practices; Tariff and pricing mechanism in the Asian context; International gas laws and regulations; New technologies, applications of natural gas and alternate gas sources.
AGPS 2012, built around the theme ‘Evolving Dynamics of the Asian Gas Market: Challenges of Sourcing, Integration and Sustainability’ promises to provide a much larger platform to deliberate and promote a sustainable market that benefits economic prosperity of the region as a whole. For more details log on to www.ficci-agps.in.
Oil Spill India 2011 International Conference & Exhibition
Date - 29th September -1st October, Holday Inn Resot, Goa
Oil Spill India (OSI) 2011 an International Conference and Exhibition was organized from 29th September to 1st October 2011 at holiday Inn Goa by iTen Media.
This event was of great importance as it proved to be one of the most significant to Oil Spill industry discussing the critical need for preparedness for the prevention and response to any kind of oil spill and also to have a unified approach to address the challenge. It also addressed the need for reviewing the oil spill policy of the country.
Inaugurating the event Sri A K Hazarika CMD ONGC & the Chairman Steering committee OSI said that over 225 delegates from 18 countries & 25 exhibitors from 10 countries participated at the event. He further stated that this is a unique conference and exhibition focussing on the sensitive subject of Oil spill. Emphasising the theme ‘Global collaboration for cleaner seas’ he mentioned that this theme indicates the intention to unite the global industry to work more sensibly & efficiently to fight the menace of oil spill.
In his inaugural speech IG VSR Murthy, TS, DDG (Ops & CS) Indian coast guard said that public anxiety over spilled oils is not unique to India. Any incident of oil spill echoes the need for the stakeholders to gear up to handle the challenge of an oil spill. He mentioned that the industry sees the oil spill response as an ad-hoc measure rather than a long term investment to protect the marine environment. Stressing the requirement for the polluter to respond first in case of an oil spill he told that coast guard responds first and takes immediate steps to prevent the spill before the polluter takes up. Creating a fund to be utilized in case of an oil spill is an urgent requirement he averred.
Concluding his speech he told that Coast guard will take up the conclusions of the conference and putting an effective oil spill response system in India at the earliest. For more details log on http://oilspillindia.org/
A Lecuture on Workflow to Develop Equation of State (Eos) Model for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Gas Injection Projects
Speaker: Mr. Jawad Azeem, Regional Manager & Principal Consultant, Asia & Africa
Calsep FZ-LLC, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE.
Venue: Seminar Room, Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (TN) – 600 036, India.
Date and timing: 10-11 IST, 7th Sept. 2011.