OISD

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

1.

OISD STD 105

Work Permit System.

2.

OISD STD 116

Fire Protection Facilities for Petroleum Refineries and Oil/Gas Processing Plants

3.

OISD STD 117

Fire Protection Facilities for Petroleum Depots, Terminals, Pipeline Installations & Lube oil installations

4.

OISD STD 118

Layouts for Oil and Gas Installations

5.

OISD STD 141

Design and Construction requirements for cross country hydrocarbon pipelines

6.

OISD 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

1.

OISD STD 105

Work Permit System.

2.

OISD 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

1.

OISD 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

1.

OISD RP 108

Recommended Practices on Oil Storage and Handling.

2.

OISD STD 114

Safe handling of hazardous chemicals

3.

OISD STD 116

Fire Protection facilities for Petroleum Refineries and Oil/Gas Processing Plants

4.

OISD STD 117

Fire Protection Facilities for Petroleum Depots, Terminals, Pipeline Installations and Lube Oil Installations

5.

OISD STD 118

Layouts for Oil and Gas Installations

6.

OISD STD 128

Inspection of unfired pressure vessels

7.

OISD STD 129

Inspection of storage tanks

8.

OISD STD 141

Design and Construction requirements for cross country hydrocarbon pipelines

9.

OISD RP 149

Design aspects for safety in electrical systems

10.

OISD RP 174

Well Control.

11.

OISD GDN 178

Guidelines on Management Of Change

12.

OISD GDN 182

Safe Practices for Workover & well Stimulation Operations.

13.

OISD STD 187

Care And Use Of Wire Rope.

14.

OISD STD 189

Standard On Fire Fighting Equipment For Drilling Rigs, Work Over Rigs And Production Installations.

15.

OISD STD 191

Oil Field Explosive Safety.

16.

OISD 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 Organisations

·       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.