May 2018

Volume 4/Issue 05  | Cairn Monthly e-magazine

business update

Marching Ahead

A famous quote says “Take small steps every day and one day you will get there”. Recently, Cairn oil & gas successfully exited FY 18 at production volumes in excess of 200 kboepd and sustained the volumes. Rajasthan fields performed phenomenally well with an average production of 174 kboepd. This has been achieved by various measures like successful completion of the Mangala infill campaign where 15 new wells were drilled, new wells in NI, successful completion of production enhancement activities and CB infill drilling. Our new dynamic organisation structure, empowering and collaborative environment will further accelerate our pursuit to produce 50% of India’s oil & gas in times to come.


Kudos to the teams!


Team RGT observed the 74th National Fire Service Day / Week 2018 on April 14, 2018 at RGT, to pay homage to firemen martyrs who had sacrificed their lives during the course of duty.  The main event started with a welcome message by HSE team by explaining historic background and theme of FSD 2018. Installation Manager (IM) – RJ Gas Production inaugurated the event with flag hoisting & pledge taking ceremony. Post which a wreath was laid to pay tribute to those brave firemen, who sacrificed their life to save the lives and properties of others. IM appreciated RGT Fire team for their bravery and duty in attending external fire calls. During the event, a fire safety booklet released by the Directorate General of Fire Services, Civil Defence & Home Guards was distributed among the employees and contractors. Prize distribution ceremony was conducted for various events and competitions conducted during the observance of 74th Fire Service Week. RGT Fire team also demonstrated a marvellous fire drill to showcase its efficiency and commitment towards combating emergencies.


In Ravva, various competitions were conducted for contractor employees and were recognised for their best efforts. On the closing day of the ceremony significance of ‘Fire Day’ was conveyed by Mr. PSSV Prasad Babu – Deputy Manager Mines. Key note address wasdelivered by Installation Manager Mr. D Muthukumarsamy and 1 min mourning was held in remembering the fire fighters who lost their lives. Canvasing and Pamphlet distribution on fire safety measures in local villages were also conducted.



Fire Service Week

Leadership Visit

Ravva asset is a truly bio diverse facility, securing highest VSAP score within the Vedanta Group on two consecutive years. It has already established 25 acres of manmade mangroves and now embarked on a drive to align green belt development plan with focussing on endangered species and fruit bearing plantations which will yield direct benefits to the community. In this context, a plantation drive - Pachadhanam (meaning greenery)’ was launched and 10,000 saplings were planted. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Suniti Bhat, COO Cairn Oil & Gas on April 19, 2018 at Ravva Onshore Terminal. He was accompanied by Mr. Pankaj Jain and Mr.Gautam Kapadia as part of the Leadership Team visit to the asset.

Representation at Global Oil & Gas forum

On an invitation from the IOGP (International Oil & Gas Producers Association), Cairn Oil & Gas was represented by Mr.Anirban Ghosh (DGM-QA) in their ‘Working Group’ committee meetings held at Copenhagen, Denmark from April 17-18, 2018. Meetings with the theme - ‘Materials & Corrosion Standards’ and ‘ISO/ TC67/WG8’ was hosted by M/s Total. Almost all the prominent players in O&G field across the globe participated in the meeting. Anirban Ghosh is a representative in the core committee and a member of the working group for Material Standardization. This core committee shall be responsible for finalizing draft of IOGP specifications on (a) Material Standard (b) Welding & (c) Inspection of all facets in O&G sector like Christmas Tree, BOP, Valves (including internals), Pipes & Fittings, Nuts & Bolts, Gaskets, and Certifications etc. Various ‘Lessons Learnt’ and new initiatives including the ‘Digitization’ in the Asset Integrity field were discussed at the meeting. The good practices identified by this committee will be included in respective ISO and API standards as ‘Supplementary’ and ‘Normative’ references.  These good practices will be incorporated in Cairn’s related ‘Technical Specification’ in order to make it more comprehensive and world-class. Other coveted members present in the core committee were from Shell, BP, Statoil, TOTAL, Exxon Mobil, Petrobras, DNV and Eni- Italy. Such representation at the global oil & gas forum is a testament to our talented professionals which will immensely benefit the company as we march ahead with a vision to contribute 50% of India’s domestic oil & gas production.


Excellence in Safety

The outstanding efforts of our HSE team and Cairn as an organisation in showcasing our excellent HSE standards have been recognised by the British Safety Council during the recently conducted Five Star Audit, were-in the Midstream and Upstream operations were awarded 5 stars. It is an outstanding achievement in securing 5 star rating in its first audit of this kind for Cairn Upstream (all 5 sites) and Midstream operations. This recognition is a clear demonstration of our commitment to excellent safety standards and continuous improvement.


Safety 101 Workshop

In continuation with Group’s commitment of ‘Zero Harm, Zero Waste, Zero Discharge’ a ‘Safety 101 Workshop’ for Cairn Rajasthan Operations was conducted at Barmer. Leadership team from Cairn and business partners participated in the forum to discuss high-potential incidents in road safety and other potentially fatal risk related areas. Key learnings and improvement areas pertaining to fatal risks were the main takeaways of this workshop. The session was highly interactive with various new ideas shared by participants to further strengthen the safety culture.


‘Remember, one idea from you can make a huge difference by saving someone’s life’.


Pipeline Security

The safety and protection of oil & gas pipelines is important for the system, people & environment. In a first of its kind project for an oil & gas company in India, Cairn is moving ahead with aerial survey of RoU by drones. The pilot project to carry out aerial survey of around 640 km long and 30 m wide pipeline corridor from Barmer to Bhogat, was kicked off in Feb 2018 with an objective to find out the health of RoU. The survey was carried out by leveraging drone technology based imaging like HD video, orhtomaps, digital elevation modelling etc. The raw data will be processed using artificial intelligence based software to convert it into smart reports which will enable senior management to make fast, accurate and informed decisions. The technology is many times safer and non-Invasive as compared to traditional methods of pipeline & RoU corridor survey like foot-patrol, line walk and helicopter-based aerial survey. Swaths of land can be covered by drones in almost no time while the management of the company can view the entire RoU in a centralized command & control centre.


Plastic Free World

This year, India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day (WED) which will take place on June 5, 2018. ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ is the theme for WED 2018. It urges governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together and explore sustainable alternatives and urgently reduce the production and excessive use of single-use plastic polluting our oceans, damaging marine life and threatening human health. Although many actions have been taken by Cairn Oil & Gas (MBA operations) towards reduction of plastic waste, in one of the significant steps the team has introduced steel cups, mud cups etc. and have banned 100% use of paper/plastic cups. The team also has further minimized the use of mineral water bottles and banned the use of plastic bags, disposal bags etc.


Malaria Free World

WHO (World Health Organisation) joins partner organisations in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day theme, ‘Ready to Beat Malaria’. This theme underscores the collective energy and commitment in fighting against malaria. In CB/OS-2, the team joined hands with local PHC Dr. Ajay Thakur and District Health officer Ms.Chetana Ben, to arrange an awareness session to eradicate malaria on April 25, 2018. The session was attended by all field employees and contract workers


Run with a Message

On the occasion of World Earth Day and HSE Road Suraksha Week, a marathon run titled ‘Run For Fun’ was organised at MPT on April 22, 2018 by the Wellness Committee. The event was aimed to spread awareness on the Road Safety and importance of World Earth Day to promote the values of environmental preservation. The run was a mini marathon event in which participants covered a distance of 5Km from MPT Gate-1 to OB (Living Quarters). It garnered much excitement, with nominations from Mangala, Bhagyam and Aishwariya with nearly 120 participants including family members participating in a fun Sunday morning run.


Health For All

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in”. As part of the World Health Day on April 7, 2018, a series of health awareness activities were conducted across Cairn operations. The theme for this year was ‘Universal health coverage: Everyone. Everywhere’. The programs included BMI, Blood sugar (BS), BP and ECG check-ups and awareness campaign at Mangala, Aishwariya, and Bhagyam, Viramgam, Bhogat and Ravva terminal. More than 300 staff including employees and contractor personnel participated enthusiastically for ‘Health For All’ initiatives across locations.



World Earth Day at RGT

World Earth Day was celebrated at Raageshwari Gas Terminal (RGT) to increase the awareness on the challenges of using plastic and its effects on the planet. To mark this day, RGT team organised a nature walk, quiz competition and an awareness session on ‘End Plastic Pollution’. All the employees and contract workforce actively participated and took a pledge to end plastic usage. New steel glasses were introduced to replace the usage of plastic/disposable glasses. The program was concluded with a knowledge sharing session on ‘Paddle for Future’ – Doing more than a bit by Kumaran Mahalingam.


Workplace Fire Safety Award

Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited facility at Atria has received the ‘DLF Cybercity Workplace Fire Safety Award 2018’ as part of the DLF Cybercity Fire Service Week. The award was declared after satisfactory fulfilment of safety audit observations carried out as part of the process. The award was received on behalf of the company by Mr.Sanjay Shishodia and Mr. Bratin Chakraborty on April 20, 2018 during the closing ceremony held at the Infinity Tower forecourt. This award reinstates our Cairn Administration team’s persistent, diligent and sincere efforts towards safety compliance and achieving high standards of safety for a safe & secure workplace.


Knowledge World at Bhogat

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~Charles W. Eliot. It was a landmark day for Bhogat Terminal  with the library ‘VEDA’ being inaugurated by Mr. Ashish Gupta (In-charge Field Pipeline Operations – Midstream) in the presence of  Mr. Basavraj Girimath – DGM, Terminals and all employees of Bhogat terminal on April 25, 2018. The library has a good collection of books/journals of various subjects including technical, non-technical, motivational articles, standards from well-known authors around the world which is aimed to broaden the ideas and knowledge of employees.


Towards Zero Harm

Establishing an effective near-miss reporting process is an essential part of our ‘Zero Harm’ programme. The HSE team at Raageshwari Gas Terminal(RGT) conducted a ‘near miss reporting awareness’ campaign on April 26 2018. Mr. Samir Kulkarni (IM RGT) explained what a near miss is and how it differs from unsafe act and conditions. It was also discussed regarding the COP analysis and the area of improvement in unsafe act & conditions. Mr. Srikrishna.S (Chief HSEQ Officer, HSEQ) had emphasized the importance on reporting near miss incidents to prevent the occurrence of accidents at our site. Although the near-miss message is important, the team thought that by using a series of fun-filled interactive events, it would assist in getting the message across to one and all.


corporate social responsibility

PRSI Award

Recognition always sets new benchmarks and motives to reach even greater heights. The Corporate Social Responsibility function of Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta Limited, has been felicitated with ‘Excellence in PR for CSR’ Award by Public Relations Society of India (PRSI-Jaipur Chapter). The award was presented during PRSI’s 41st National Public Relations Day at Jaipur’s Geeta Bajaj Auditorium on April 21, 2018. The event was graced by the presence of Chief Guest, Shri. Shyam Sundar Bissa, Retd. IAS officer, Former Commissioner and Secretary-DIPR Rajasthan along with other dignitaries such as Dr. Pragya Palliwal Gour, (IAS) Additional Director General - Press Information Bureau GOI; Professor B.M. Sharma, Former President, Rajasthan Lok Seva Aayog. Mr. Nishant Kumar, Senior Manager – Community Development Officer (CSR Projects & Site Governance), Barmer received the award on behalf of the company.


Empowering Women

Imparting skill training to women enables them to generate livelihood on which they can start doing something on their own along with the routine domestic activities. Cairn’s CSR team organised a completion ceremony of 3rd batch of vocational training courses like Dori Jhuka (traditional craft) and beautician courses at Jamnagar on March 28, 2018. More than 60 women benefitted from this course and many of them exhibited the dresses which they designed and stitched themselves after completion of the training.


Khelo India

Cairn believes that sports/outdoor activities contribute to a better world and inculcate essential life skills like leadership, teamwork, discipline and integrity. Cairn organised a felicitation ceremony for the ‘Kho-Kho’ players at Viramgam Terminal on April 5, 2018. More than 12 girls from Government Primary School, Mandal Block from Ahmedabad participated in zone level Kho-Kho tournament. To motivate the athletes, Mr. Ashish Gupta (In-charge Field Pipeline Operations – Midstream), Mr. Aniruddsinh Rathod (DGM - Pipeline Operations) along with other senior officials from Viramgam Terminal presented sports kit and mementos to all players.


Safety First

Fostering a safe work culture across our operations is intrinsic to Cairn’s HSE vision. To further strengthen our aim to improve road safety practices, Cairn organised multiple ‘Road safety and awareness session’ events in Viramgam town on April 6, 2018. The inauguration ceremony was conducted at Hansalpur circle in presence of Mr. Ashish Gupta (In-charge Field Pipeline Operations – Midstream), Mr. Aniruddsinh Rathod (DGM - Pipeline Operations) and many company officials along with other key stakeholders from Viramgam.

Two road safety awareness session were organised at Conference room – Block Administrative office and Viramgam Terminal where more than 41 government officials and 38 Cairn-Vedanta employees and contract employees respectively participated.

As part of the event, the team also pasted radium reflective stickers on more than 350 vehicles in Viramgam town along with distribution of fliers on road safety and presented Rakshak memento to each participants across all the sessions.



Africa to the World

Chairman Mr Anil Agarwal felicitated the Honourable President of India Mr Ram Nath Kovind and President of Zambia Mr.Edgar Lungu at the Business Forum in Lusaka on April 12, 2018. He also visited KCM for an employee interaction. The employees cheered and gave the Chairman a standing ovation as he was ushered into a meeting room by KCM CEO Mr. Steven Din. Mr. Agarwal reiterated his personal and Vedanta’s commitment to KCM and Zambia during his address. He emphasized on hard work by all employees in order to drive KCM to the path of growth. His town hall address was broadcasted ‘live’ on One Vedanta and employees engaged actively on the internal social networking platform.

Nand Ghar Utsav

In a first-of-its-kind event, Vedanta organised 'Nand Ghar Utsav' at Barmer on April 21, 2018. This was the first time in the country that children studying at Nand Ghar presented a cultural show at par with any annual function organised at public schools in cities. The guest of honour for the event was Mr. Shiv Prasad Madan Nakate, District Collector, Barmer. More than 100 children from 50 Nand Ghars spread across Barmer, participated in dance, singing, drawing and fancy dress competitions. Also, more than 450 community members became a part of the festivities.

Rashtriya Media Ratan Award

Media Press Club, New Delhi has selected Balco for the coveted ‘Rashtriya Media Ratan Award’ for the year 2017. The award was received by Mr. Vijay Bajpai, Asst. Manager, Corporate Communications, Balco at a glittering function held on April 20, 2018 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. Media Press Club, New Delhi closely observes the PR activities undertaken by various public sector enterprises in the country. Media Press Club, New Delhi has appreciated the efforts of Balco in managing its public relations.

Sesa Football Academy

"Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit”. Sesa Football Academy boys did a splendid performance and bagged the title of Goa Football Association U-20 Winners and GFA U-18 Runner Up. Congratulations to the boys!

Campus To Corporate

In a continuous bid to achieve the production level of 1.75 MTPA, Vedanta Jharsuguda has inducted more than 800 freshers in last 1 year. A specially designed ‘Campus To Corporate’ program was conducted for all new joinees throughout Jharsuguda in association with an external consultant of a great repute. The main objective of the program has been seamless transition from college life to professional life. This program aided new joinees in developing corporate etiquettes and adjusting their way of life to achieve success in their career. Feedback from managers and new joinees suggested that this program has been the pillar for building a high performance work culture at Vedanta Jharsuguda.


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Mr. Anil Agarwal’s speech at India –South Africa Business Summit 2018

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Mr. Anil Agarwal’s recent media interaction with Zee Business


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