HSE, key to oil industry

TEHRAN Mar 08 (Shana): Iran’s Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has said health, safety and environment (HSE) is a crucial element in the petroleum industry.

He told a seminar held at Sharif University of Technology that Iran’s petroleum industry has already implemented the HSE system.

“One of the most important policies of the Petroleum Ministry has been to create safe and healthy environment for activity without accident so that the human resources and industrial facilities would offer maximum production with minimum damage,” said Zanganeh.

He said that Iran’s rich hydrocarbon reserves require safe environment for operations.

“The petroleum industry products are of high value. For instance, a small oil platform produces some 10 million dollars in revenues a day. Few countries may produce such revenues,” he added.

Zanganeh, however, said oil installations are exposed to dangers and environmental pollutants.

He added that any damage to oil facilities will directly affect people’s everyday life.

“Such conditions require serious attention to HSE in order to protect the environment and manpower,” Zanganeh said.



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