Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 1A Page No.: 539-552 July-September 2012

 

STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN INDIAN OIL AND GAS SECTOR

 

Unnikrishnan Seema,* Singh Anju, Naik Neelima S. and Sawant Bhagyashree

National Institute of Industrial Engineering, NITIE (INDIA)

 

Received on : April 05,2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

This paper focuses on the type of environmental management practices and innovations done in the oil and gas Industry of India. The paper is based on a survey conducted on the senior executives of the oil and gas industry in India. A questionnaire was designed to study the various best environmental practices and innovations in the Indian oil and gas sector and it was administered to 127 senior executives from this sector. The findings of the study show that the major benefits are cost and energy savings. Rain water harvesting, recycling of water, bioremediation of contaminated soil and sludge, conversion of canteen waste into manure, plantation and process optimization, use of solar energy and the wind power were some of the initiatives described by the participating companies. The barriers faced were mainly attitudinal like reluctance to change, time lag, delay in getting approval, opposition from union, space constraints and no history of successful trials. Some of the drivers included audit recommendation, cost of energy, water and safety and top management commitment.

 

Keywords : Environmental management, Energy efficiency, Barriers, Drivers, Innovation, Oil and gas sector

 

 

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