Volume 4/Issue 12  | Cairn Monthly e-magazine


business update

Partnering for Success


Houston, USA

With the aim of producing India’s 50% domestic crude oil production, Cairn Oil & Gas held a strategic partnership meet with global oil and gas leaders in Houston to invite industry leaders to take part in the unprecedented E&P opportunity that is offered to Cairn under the Open Acreage Lincencing Policy (OALP) Round 1 in India. India’s 55 greenfield oil and gas blocks are open for exploration now. India plans to invest US $40bn in its domestic oil and gas production in the next 5 years, of which Cairn will invest 15%. Houston stands apart among global oil and gas hubs in terms of scale & operations.


Enhancing Asset Integrity


Barmer, Rajasthan

True to the Cairn ‘can-do’ spirit, the site operations team recently completed the Non-Contact Magnetic (NCM) inspection of the 40 non piggable pipeline across the MBAR (Mangala Bhagyam Aishwariya Raageshwari) field in Barmer, Rajasthan on November 20, 2018. Uniqueness of this technology is that it can detect the corrosion damage in underground pipelines from above ground surface without any contact to pipeline surface. This inspection would enhance reliability and integrity level of intra-field pipeline for meeting the transport of process fluids, produced oil & gas with utmost safety & in an environmental friendly way.


Excellence in Sustainability


RGT, Rajasthan

Cairn Oil & Gas took another step towards achieving sustainability with introduction of Gas Engine Genrator (GEG) at Kaamshwari 2 well pad on November 16, 2018. Mr Srikrishna, Chief HSEQ Officer, inaugurated and appreciated the team involved in making the wellpad self-sustained in terms of electricity which is being generated through GEG using associated gas project. Kaameshwari-2 is one of the remote well pad sites under South Satellite Fields. The site was commissioned in the year 2017 with Diesel Generator (DG) as power source. Under the continuous improvement plan, driven by the leadership, GEG installation was envisaged. The team completed the task in less than a month’s time with excellent HSE performance. This project has helped to reduce annual consumption of high speed diesel by 76 kilolitres, which is small yet significant step towards a greener Vedanta.


5S Certification


Suvali, Gujarat

Suvali has been certified ‘5S’ by Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI). CB/OS-2 is the second oil & gas field in Vedanta Group to get this certification, after Raageshwari Gas Terminal (RGT). ‘5S’ was derived from the Japanese words seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu and shitsuke, which mean – sort, set in order, clean, standardise, and sustain, respectively. Housekeeping impacts efficiency, productivity, and above all, safety and safe behaviour. This recognition has been achieved by the meticulous planning, sustained efforts and tireless work by our young team which was guided by site leadership team. The effort was ably supported by HSE team. It is a significant achievement considering that there are multiple activities on-going at site.




Gurugram, NCR

Cairn Oil & Gas  is committed to producing 50% of India’s domestic crude oil production. Digital technology can help accelerate realisation of this vision, enable faster and more informed decision making. Project ‘Nirmaan’ aims to leverage digital to achieve Cairn’s business objectives & targets by the following three aspects.


Digital strategy to identify best-in-class digital technologies & use-cases across the businesses & establish digital as a key lever for cost reductions and volume increments. Digital operating model establishes best-in-class foundational technology platform and digital execution ecosystem. Implementation / value realisation of diigital use cases & embed digital in everyday work through change management and change in mindset. Recently the project has completed ~25 interviews at corporate office and site locations to understand business needs & pain points, identified ~91 problem/opportunity areas and evaluation of technology landscape. Apart from this, a benchmarking visit to Accenture Innovation Hub and two design workshops were organised.


Great People Managers


Gurugram, NCR

Cairn Oil & Gas was recognised by ‘The Economic Times Great Managers Award’ and conferred with the coveted position in Companies with Great Managers Award and placed amongst the 24 companies in India, including Pepsico, Tata, UBS, Phillips, Axis Bank to name a few. Madhu Srivastava, Chief Human Resources Officer and Sanjay Kumar Sharma were placed amongst the 50 Great Managers award list in the country. Around 2500 best managers nominated by about 100 companies competed in the event.

MTM Corporate Star Award 2018


Gurugram, NCR

Cairn Oil & Gas was conferred with the MTM Corporate Star Award 2018 in the Best Meeting/Exhibition Programme category on November 15, 2018 at MICE Travel Mart (MTM) and Luxury & Leisure Travel Mart (LLTM), New Delhi. Mr Sanjay Shishodia, Senior Manager – Administration, Cairn Oil & Gas received the award on behalf of the company. The MTM awards recognise corporate excellence in incentive programmes, training programmes, meetings/exhibitions and well-planned business travel.


Towards Operational Excellence


RGT, Rajasthant

Cairn Oil & Gas team once again demonstrated their ‘can-do’ spirit with commissioning of vertical flare facility at Kaameshwari-2 well pad site. To reduce the adverse impact on environment and community, the team took the vertical flare installation task and delivered it well within the set time line by the leadership team. The project demonstrated the capabilities of the team as most of the activities were completed in-house with available material with the organisation.


Movie Matinee


Gurugram and VGT

Learning never ends! In a step towards learning, Veda Library, organised a movie matinee show on ‘Team Building’ on October 25, 2018. This show correlates characteristics of team building and leadership by sharing the experience with a series of dramatised, real-life scenarios. The movie also provided insight into how as a Leader one must choose right people for the right job, involve everyone in the decision making process.


A similar movie matinee show on ‘Team Building’ was also organised for site employees on November 15, 2018 at Viramgam Gas Terminal. Many employees appreciated and described the session as informative.


corporate social responsibility

Skilling India  - A case study


CEC, Barmer

Cairn Enterprise Centre (CEC), Barmer is at the forefront of imparting skill based training to the youth in the region. One such story is about Pankaj Sarswat from Village Kotra, District Barmer who enrolled himself for a mobile repairing course at CEC. The course trained him on mobile hardware and software along with English & soft skills along with information on Digital India program of the Government. Post completion of the course, CEC placement cell got him a job in Bawal Haryana. “I am very happy with my job and I have also got promotion in these few months. Now, I am working as a multi-tasker in the company. I am able to contribute to my family with my job. My family is very happy with my job”  says enthusiastic young man.


Health Camp


VGT, Gujarat

A mega community health check-up camp  was organised on November 18, 2018 at Government Primary School, Bevta village, Block Tharad, Distt Banaskantha in Gujarat, near AGI – 09 .The mega health camp was inaugurated by Mr. G V Choudhary - Dairy Cooperative Chairman and Mr. Jabar Ji – Sarpanch  along with key officials from Government primary school, panchayat members & sarpanchs from other villages. Mr Jitendra Singh Shekhawat and Mr Sukhveer Singh from Sachore Midstream team interacted with all doctors, staff and community representatives and shared an update about the development activities of the company in the area.A total of 253 community members (Male 142 & Female 111) availed the benefits of the health camp.  Cairn’s efforts towards the community’s healthcare and awareness sessions were appreciated and by the sarpanch of Bevta village.


Polio Free India


Barmer, Rajasthan

A three day Pulse Polio awareness and vaccination drive was held in Barmer from November 18-20, 2018. This collaborative “Border Districts Pulse Polio Drive” was conducted by Government of India and Government of Rajasthan in support with World Health Organisation, National Health Mission (NHM) and Cairn Oil & Gas. The drive was kicked off from the District hospital, Barmer on November 18,2018  by the District Collector, Sh Madan Nakate (IAS), in the presence of Sh Kamlesh Choudhary, CMHO Barmer, NHM functionaries, WHO representative, Doctors, nursing students and other critical stakeholders. As part of the campaign, a team of medical department and nursing students counselled the mothers and carried out vaccination at 70 booths on the first day.


Save Life. Donate Blood.


Viramgam, Gujarat

CSR Volunteering, members of Midstream Team at Viramgam participated in a blood donation camp in Lions Orthopedic Hospital, Viramgam, Distt Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Majority of the donors at the camp from a single institution were from Cairn Oil & Gas. The drive witnessed overwhelming support from HSE and pipeline planning teams. The donors were felicitated with certificate and a memento by Lions Club. Mr Ashwin Bhai Vora, President-Lions Club, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to Cairn Oil & Gas family for counselling the community to come forward for blood donation.


CII-ITC Sustainability Awards


New Delhi, NCR

Cairn Oil & Gas has been conferred with ‘CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2018 – Commendation for Significant Achievement’ by CII-ITC CESD on 15 Nov 2018, for its impactful CSR programs and initiatives across all its assets. Cairn scored 91.5 out of 100. Instituted in 2006, the CII-ITC Sustainability Awards recognise and reward excellence in businesses that are seeking to be more sustainable and inclusive in their activities. Over a period of six months, applicants underwent a rigorous assessment process that was based on Business Excellence model tailored for business in India. A team of CII-certified Sustainability Assessors spent nearly 1000 man-hours per application in close consultation with representatives across the organisation. The formal felicitation ceremony is scheduled on December 12, 2018 in New Delhi.


Empowering Youth – A case study


Barmer, Rajasthan

Cairn Enterprise Centre (CEC) is a vocational training center established in Barmer in 2007 to develop the capacities for the local youth.This is a case study on how CEC is been changing the employment landscape of Barmer region. Bhuraram is 12th passed and was unemployed when ‘Rojgar Rath’ of CEC visited his village and he decided to take up a computer operator course. The course gave him exposure to computer hardware, software and also gave him much required skills in English and soft skills. He was also placed for job at M/s Shiv Shakti Computers before he started his own computer center ‘New Jasnath e-mitra’ in Jalore. He credits CEC, Barmer for his growth and success.



Leadership Conclave

Leadership Conclave was held on November 13-14, 2018  spearheaded by Chairman Anil Agarwal. The two-day conclave witnessed engagement of our robust team of corporate leaders, SBU directors, Business EXCO leadership team and high potential leaders across the group. The conclave was successful in generating and sharing new and exciting ideas and developing entrepreneurial leadership capabilities. The enriching sessions were able to foster unified and interlinked thought, idea and action which will drive Vedanta for next phase of growth.

Sesa Football Academy

The Hon'ble Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore visited Vedanta’s Sesa Football Academy at their Sankhali Campus. Speaker of Legislative Assembly Goa, Mr Pramod Sawant and the President of Vedanta Football Project, Mr Annanya Agarwal were present during his visit to the academy. Speaking at the event, the Hon'ble Minister emphasised the need for stronger alignment with private academies in India and said ‘Khelo India’ is looking at officially recognising Sesa Football Academy as a partner for the programme. He appreciated Vedanta’s efforts to strengthen sports in India stating “I think it's a wonderful opportunity for me to be here, in this place which would normally be a mine bereft of any green leaves. But it's amazing to see the sort of work that Vedanta has done to convert the mines into the lovely forest that is here. This is a great example to the rest of the country and it’s also an example that mining can co-exist with environmental protection".


Swaraksha is an attempt by Vedanta Limited, Jharsugudha to create a secure and friendly workplace. On its first day, the initiative reached out to women of the CPP team. The initiative kick-started as CSO, (retd.) Lt.Col Himani Thapliyal interacted with the girls briefing them about the basic safety tricks and measures, important helpline numbers and focused primarily on how security is our sole responsibility.

Safety Awards

Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh received the Kalinga Safety Award – 2018 in silver at the 9th Odisha State Safety Conclave (OSSC) 2018 held at the New Marrion, Bhubaneswar for excellence in safety practices under the Alumina Production Industry category. On behalf of Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh, Mr Misbah Uddin Khan received the award from the Chief Guest, His Excellency Prof Ganeshi Lal, Governor of Odisha.

Excellence in Sustainability

Responsible Business Ratings 2018 by Indian Institute of Management Udaipur has ranked Vedanta Limited 12th and Hindustan Zinc Limited 9th among India's top companies for Sustainability and CSR.


Over 218 companies of India were scrutinised consisting of 171 private companies and 47 public sector companies. Of the total, 135 companies belong to the manufacturing sector and 83 from the service sector.

Disclosure Champion

Vedanta has top ranked in the Disclosure Index ratings 2018 by FTI Consulting. As per the report, nine companies are Indian Corporate Disclosure Champions with voluntary disclosure scope of 9 out of ten and above. Vedanta ranked top on risk disclosure, ranks joint second on voluntary disclosure and board quality, ahead of companies like ONGC, Tata Motors, Tech Mahindra, Titan, Wipro, Bharti Airtel and many others.


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