Safety important in oil

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New Delhi, Dec 10: Emphasised the importance of safety in the oil and gas sector, Petroleum Secretary M S Srinivasan today called upon corporate undertakings to follow safety practices in the management chain.

Addressing the three-day conference on ''Safety Competencies in Petroleum Refining, Petrochemicals and Gas Processing,'' he said, ''the rapid evolution of technological applications in oil and gas sector in terms of products and processes, needs to be carefully handled so that operations remain safe as even a small incident in complex scientific operations could lead to entire plants coming to a halt.'' The Secretary also called for increased on-site training of manpower so that possibilities of accident-led disruptions and losses are avoided.

Engineers India Ltd (CIL) CMD Mukesh Rohtagi asked the Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) to run courses, particularly short-term as well as on-site for building competencies in this regard.

The conference has been designed to facilitate the understanding of the global competencies and emerging challenges in the changing and accelerating world on the latest trends to achieve excellence in safety.

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