Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Dutta, H.

Oil Industry Safety Directorate, New Delhi, India

A chemical engineering graduate from Jadavpur University, Dutta has over three decades of experience in operations, process design and engineering, troubleshooting, safety management, project management and human resource management in various refineries, refinery headquarters and corporate offices. Mr. Dutta has authored several papers regarding technical, safety and management areas that have been published in both international and national journals, and is a regular faculty member in technical, process safety and behavioral areas. Since 2011, Mr. Dutta has served as executive director of India’s Oil Industry Safety Directorate, the technical directorate under the country’s Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

Managing the recovery from the Jaipur oil terminal fire

Oil Industry Safety Directorate: Dutta, H.

In October 2009, a devastating fire at the oil terminal in Jaipur, India, killed 11 people, injured many more and incurred a significant financial loss.

Without reliability, there can be no safety

Oil Industry Safety Directorate: Dutta, H.

Reliability and safety are complimentary concepts. For instance, unless process reliability at a plant is extraordinary, safety cannot be assured. Achieving the highest level of safety at a processing..

Fire incident at Jaipur was a wakeup call

Oil Industry Safety Directorate: Dutta, H.

After the 2009 accident at Indian Oil's lubricants terminal, new safety standards were developed to help avoid future tragedies. The focus is as it should be, on people, process and technology.

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