Offshore World is an all-encompassing magazine for the hydrocarbon and allied industries. A quarterly magazine launched in December 2003, Offshore World disseminates authentic, critical and well-researched information on global hydrocarbon industry innovations.
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February - March 2013 Issue
HSE Management of ONGC’s Mega MHN Project – Success Story by L&T
This paper highlights the Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Management System and its implementation during
execution of MHN Process Platform and Living quarter Project, a project executed by L&T on EPIC basis for ONGC in
Mumbai High North (MHN) field. All the critical, non routine and high risk activities were carried out safely during
various phases of project along with the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) techniques, robust
implementation of Permit to Work System and Job Safety Analysis (JSA).
- Mohammed Shadab and Rohidas Chaskar
Skin Effect Heating Systems for Kharyaga Field
BARTEC delivered skin effect heating systems into the Kharyaga field. The tailor made solution provides engineering,
calculation, design, supply, installation, commission, and supervision. The target was to assure frost protection and
temperature maintaining at the long transfer pipe lines of the oil field in the oil-rich Nenets tundra.
- Heinrich Fluch
Solar-Powered Diaphragm Pumps Enhance Shale Gas Profitability
India, the fourth-largest energy consumer in the world behind the United States, China and Japan, faces significant
energy challenges that have forced it to examine alternate ways to meet its increasing energy demands. One method
that continues to increase in popularity worldwide is the extraction of natural gas trapped witjhin shale formations
below the Earth’s surface. The article talks about the new diaphragm pump technology which provides enhanced
chemical injection solutions designed to optimise shale well production.
- Tom O'Donnell and Ravi Prasad
Taking Credit for Emergency Shutdown Devices in Relief System Sizing and Design
In relief valves sizing, we do not take cognizance of any immediate actions taken by operators or by mitigating
devices. However, in the design of overall flare systems to cope with common mode failures such as loss of power or
cooling water, many experts these days support taking credit for emergency shutdown systems to reduce investment.
While there is no objection, in principle, to such credit taking, its application in practice deserves careful scrutiny.
- Ram K Goyal
Between April and July 2010, an estimated 4.9 million barrels of crude oil gushed from the damaged Macondo well
into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion that destroyed the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. This was, according
to President Obama, the worst environmental disaster America had ever faced. The response to the Deepwater Horizon
disaster has spurred an innovative solution, reports Jason Knights.
- Jason Knights
The Case for Interlocking Pig Launchers and Receivers on Offshore Platforms
Pigging operations are inherently dangerous. Opening a pig trap closure while there is pressure in the barrel can
shoot the pig out of the launcher at high speeds. Attempting to pass a pig through a partially open outlet valve, or
prematurely opening the pig trap in the presence of high levels of toxic H2S, can have fatal consequences. The article
details the case for interlocking pig launchers and receivers on offshore platforms.
- Lakshmanan Venkateswaran
Strive for LIFE Campaign - Focus on Class-1 Risk
In recent years there has been a realization that the reliability of complex work systems in achieving operational goals
safely depends on social structures as well as technical arrangements. A string of high profile disasters over the past
two decades has indicated the role that social and organisational issues played in the etiology of these accidents. The
article discusses HSE culture, HSE management practices and HSE performance in offshore construction environment.
- Dr Zafar Khan
How to Stay Healthy Offshore
There has been considerable progress in industrial hygiene issues in offshore environments in recent years. There are
many benefits to assessing the risks related to offshore, and developing a well-considered plan of action to manage
those risks. The white paper, written in consultation with Dr Jas Singh, Golder Associates’ Hawaii-based health &
safety consultant, discusses how one can stay healthy offshore.
- Joerg Fitzek
Robust HSE Practices in LNG Value Chain is the Key to its Stellar Performance
LNG has been handled safely for many years and the industry has maintained an enviable safety record. Engineering
& design and increasing security measures are constantly improved to ensure the safety and security of LNG facilities
and ships. The article details this, and more.
- Dr M R Srinivasan
Different Energy Commodities on Different Path
The month of February 2013 saw different price movement for different energy commodities. While NYMEX crude oil
futures registered the maximum price fall of 5.58 pe rcent on soft economic data and Italy’s inconclusive election
results feeding concerns over Europe’s economy, CER futures prices on ICE-ECX platform rose the most by a significant
107.69 per cent largely helped by compliance buying at extremely low price levels
- Niteen M Jain and Nazir Moulvi
Safety from the Ground Up
In the light of ever-more-dangerous explorations in deep oceans and harsh climates, safety remains an increasinglyimportant
issue, not just for the people involved but for the greater environment. While making a mistake might
cause an injury, making the same mistake in different circumstances could result in billions of dollars worth of
damage, both to a company’s reputation and to the environment. Here Dave Stout from global engineering services
and bolting company Hydratight, reveals that safety is more than just what a company does: it has to be built into
everything it is.
- Dave Stout EMEAI
Are You Safe Enough?
Offshore operations is a highly specialized industry. In the past, failure to recognize and eliminate hazards
associated within offshore operations has resulted in serious injuries, deaths, costly property damage, downtime
and environmental impact. The strict regulatory and environmental requirements have led to additional operational
complexities and challenges.
- Amit K Aglave