Standard Development
Standardisation is one of the major activities of OISD. It is required to keep abreast of the latest design and operating practices in the areas of safety and fire fighting in the hydrocarbon processing industry in the developed countries so as to develop standards and codes that would be suitable for the conditions prevailing in India. These OISD standards are periodically reviewed to incorporate the latest technological developments and experiences gained in their implementation so as to update them in line with the current international practices.

Six OISD standards have been included in The Petroleum Rules :

 
S. No
OISD Standard
Description
1OISD STD 105
Work Permit System.
2OISD STD 116
Fire Protection Facilities for Petroleum Refineries and Oil/Gas Processing Plants
3OISD STD 117
Fire Protection Facilities for Petroleum Depots, Terminals, Pipeline Installations & Lube oil installations
4OISD STD 118
Layouts for Oil and Gas Installations
5OISD STD 141
Design and Construction requirements for cross country hydrocarbon pipelines
6OISD STD 156
Fire Protection Facilities for Ports Handling Hydrocarbons
Two OISD standards have been included in the Gas Cylinder Rules :

S. No
OISD Standard
Description
1OISD STD 105
Work Permit System.
2OISD STD 116
Fire Protection Facilities for Petroleum Refineries and Oil/Gas Processing Plants
One OISD standard has been included in the Static and Mobile Pressure Vessels (Unfired) Rules :

 
S. No
OISD Standard
Description
1OISD STD 150
Design and Safety Requirements For Liquefied Petroleum Gas Mounded Storage Facility

Sixteen OISD standard have been included in the Oil Mines Regulations 2017:

 
S No
OISD Standard
Description
1OISD RP 108
Recommended Practices on Oil Storage and Handling.
2OISD STD 114
Safe handling of hazardous chemicals
3OISD STD 116
Fire Protection facilities for Petroleum Refineries and Oil/Gas Processing Plants
4OISD STD 117
Fire Protection Facilities for Petroleum Depots, Terminals, Pipeline Installations and Lube Oil Installations
5OISD STD 118
Layouts for Oil and Gas Installations
6OISD STD 128
Inspection of unfired pressure vessels
7OISD STD 129
Inspection of storage tanks
8OISD STD 141
Design and Construction requirements for cross country hydrocarbon pipelines
9OISD RP 149
Design aspects for safety in electrical systems
10OISD RP 174
Well Control.
11OISD GDN 178
Guidelines on Management Of Change
12OISD GDN 182
Safe Practices for Workover & well Stimulation Operations.
13OISD STD 187
Care And Use Of Wire Rope.
14OISD STD 189
Standard On Fire Fighting Equipment For Drilling Rigs, Work Over Rigs And Production Installations.
15OISD STD 191
Oil Field Explosive Safety.
16OISD GDN 226
Guidelines on inspection of on land non-piggable pipeline.
External Safety Audits

The External Safety Audits (ESAs) are conducted which involves hazard and risk identification and risk reduction, management of change and work permit system. Critical examinations of all the components of the Safety Management System viz. Management policy, management attitude towards safety, review of plant layouts, operating/ inspection/ maintenance procedures, fire/ accident records, fire protection facilities, safety training etc. In addition to this, Pre-commissioning safety audits (PCSAs) and Surprise Safety Audits (SSAs) are also conducted.

Offshore Safety Regulatory Activities

  • Gazette notification designating OISD as competent authority
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas (Safety in Offshore Operations) Rules, 2008
  • Guidance-documents

Pre-Commissioning Safety Audits

Pre-Commissioning Safety Audit (PCSA) of all new projects as also expansion of units in the existing locations are carried out by OISD as per directive from MoPNG. These audits are carried out on chargeable basis.

Safety Performance Evaluation

Safety performance of the organisations in the oil industry is evaluated every year through a safety award scheme instituted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Evaluation of performance is done by specially developed system based on the hazard potential, safety management system, losses due to incident and complexity. The safety awards are given in the following categories: 

  •    Refineries
  •    POL Marketing Organisation
  •    LPG Marketing Organisations
  •    Oil & Gas Assets
  •    Cross Country Pipelines
  •    Lube Oil Blending Plants
  •    Other Processing Organisations 
Conducting Training Programme / Workshop

Technical workshops covering all activities of hydrocarbon sector are organized to discuss latest developments, sharing of experiences etc. Case studies of major incidents are presented/discussed to prevent recurrence of similar incidents. Special programme to enhance construction safety has been developed for imparting training to workers and supervisors at site. International conferences and exhibitions are organized for the purpose of cross learning with active participation of experts from various fields.

Accident Reporting & Investigation

OISD maintains a database of accidents taking place in the oil industry. The analysis of these incidents is shared with the industry to avoid recurrence. OISD also investigates the major incidents.

Gazette notification designating OISD as competent authority

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