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OIL INDUSTRY SAFETY DIRECTORATE

The Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) assists the Safety Council under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, which is headed by Secretary, P&NG as Chairman and includes Additional Secretary, Joint Secretaries, Chief Executives of all Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry, Chief Controller of Explosives, Advisor (Fire) of the Government of India, Director General Mines Safety, Director General of Factory Ad vice Service &Labour Institutes and two Chief Executives from private/JC companies, on rotation basis as members. The Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) assists the Safety Council, which is headed by Secretary, P&NG as Chairman and members represent the entire spectrum of stakeholders – PSU, Pvt. Sector & JVs – as well as relevant expert bodies. To review the safety performance of the Industry, the Safety Council meets at least once a year. The job description of OISD is as under:-

Development of Safety Standards

OISD develops Standards/Guidelines I Recommended Practices for the oil and gas sector thru a participative process involving al l the stakeholders (including the public at large), drawing inputs from international standards and adapting them to Indian conditions by leveraging the experience of the constituents. These standards cover inbuilt design safety, asset integrity and best operating practices in the field of production, processing, storage and transport of petroleum. OISD standards are reviewed periodically to ascertain needs of developing new standards, updating/amending existing standards to incorporate the latest technological developments as well as current experiences on the ground. As on date, OISD has developed 121 technical safety standards for the oil industry. 21 of these standards are mandatory for the entire Oil & Gas sector by dint of their being included in the Petroleum Rules 2002, the Gas Cylinder Rules 2016, the Static & Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules, 2016 and the Oil Mines Regulations 2017.

 

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