October 2018

Volume 4/Issue 10  | Cairn Monthly e-magazine

business update

Five Star Rating

Gurgaon, Haryana

Five Star Safety Award certificates were presented to Cairn operation sites - Mangala, Bhagyam, Aishwariya, Raageshwari, Satellite fields & Pipeline Operations on September 7, 2018 at our Gurgaon office. These certificates were presented by Mr Mike Robinson FCA, Chief Executive, British Safety Council, UK and Mr Nusrat Khan, International Business Development Manager, BSC, UK. This recognition is a testament of our commitment to safe and injury free operations. It is rare for an organisation to achieve a 5 star rating in its first audit of this kind, and for Cairn Upstream and Midstream to achieve this in our first audit over multiple sites is nothing short of outstanding. It is a clear demonstration of our commitment to excellent safety standards and continuous improvement.

FICCI Safety Award

New Delhi

Recognition for our safety practices always sets new benchmarks and motivates us to reach even greater heights. Bhagyam Oil & Gas mine received Platinum Prize in 7th FICCI Safety Systems Excellence Award, under the mining sector large scale category. Mr Bharani Raj G , Field Manager Wellpad along with  Bhagyam site team received the FICCI Excellence Platinum Award from Shri.Santosh Kumar Gangwar - Minister of State(Independent charge) Labour and Employment, Government of India, during award ceremony held on September 26, 2018 in FICCI Federation House, New Delhi. Bhagyam team has once again shown their commitment and dedicated approach towards HSE excellence.


Kudos to the Bhagyam team!

Safety Certification

RGT, Rajasthan

Raageshwari Gas Terminal (RGT) has been certified ‘5S’ in ‘par excellence’ rating by the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI). This is a first for Cairn Oil & Gas, and paves the way for rest of the terminals to follow suit. After receiving this certification, Cairn joins the elite ‘5S’ league, along with other Vedanta group companies. ‘5S’ or ‘good housekeeping’ involves the principle of waste elimination through workplace organisation. ‘5S’ was derived from the Japanese words seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu and shitsuke, which mean – sort, set in order, clean, standardize, and sustain, respectively. Housekeeping impacts efficiency, productivity, and above all, safety and safe behaviour.  This achievement has been possible only because of consistent hard work by our entire site team, supported by the HSE team and Sanjay Chhibber.

Health & Safety Excellence Conclave

RGT, Rajasthan

Regular emphasis on safety practices builds an increased awareness and well-rounded safe behaviour among employees and contractors. Rajasthan Gas Production BU team organised its first conclave on Health & Safety Excellence on September 18, 2018 at Kiri Container Resort, Gudamalani. The objective of the conclave was to create a platform to share learning between operations team, development team and brainstorm on topics like SIMPOs, personal energy isolation, behaviour based safety, 5S, HSE best practices, occupational health, wellness drives, interface safety, achieving safety excellence and past High Potential (HiPo) near miss incidents. The conclave commenced with safety song by in-house talent of RGT team followed by lamp lighting ceremony. Mr Jacob Mathew – President RJ Gas Operations, S K Singh - Head Operations, FGM & IM -RGT, CHSO’s of - RJ Gas production, TOTG SBU and TGF SBU, other SBU ExCo members and employees from other departments including drilling, well services, projects, operations and CSR participated in the conclave. Even our business partners from Worley Parson, Petrofac, Schlumberger, Quippo Oil & Gas, Mega Engineering, Aarvi Encon, PWC etc. participated in the conclave.  The conclave helped in building mutual support and confidence for implementation of health and safety standards across business units to achieve ultimate goal of ‘zero harm’ to people.


HSE Milestone

Barmer, Rajasthan

On September 19, 2018, the Raageshwari Gas Terminal (RGT) team celebrated ten years of LTI free operations, where Mr Suniti Bhat, Chief Operating Officer, Mr Sai Subramaniam, President - Rajasthan Operations, Mr Sujoy Mukherjee, Subsurface Head, Mr Jacob Mathew, SBU President - RJ Gas Production, Mr Subhash K Singh, Operations Head – Gas, along with the site leadership team, were present. Many events were organized, including the inauguration and flag off of the new multipurpose fire tender for RGT, followed by a water salute by the fire team, felicitation of 5S rolling trophy to the best 5S zone, a safety talk by contractor personnel, and a safety skit by the employees. A presentation on the journey over the ten years and a video on the HSE best practices was also showcased.

Reliable STG Control

Barmer, Rajasthan

Cairn Oil & Gas team once again demonstrated their ‘can-do’ spirit in installation of dedicated Oil Pumping Unit (OPU) with contactless actuator in Steam Turbine Generators (STG), resulted in enhanced reliability and availability. The modification completely eliminated worm-wheel failures, manual intervention during critical speed band and further improved governing system. Prior to this modification, STG had mean time between failures (MTBF) of 146 days and post implementation it increased to 746 days, an increase of 500% as on date. This also resulted in grid-power-import saving of around 90K USD per annum.


Leadership Connect

Gurgaon, Haryana

A leadership connect session with Mr Sujoy Mukherjee, Head – Subsurface, was organised on September 25, 2018. Leadership Connect is an employee connect initiative wherein senior leaders of the organisation interact with the employees, throwing light on their personal and professional lives. In this session, Sujoy, who has been part of the Cairn for over 17 years, spoke about his journey in the organisation. He also stressed upon the importance of work-life balance and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He shared his mantra in life with everyone, which is to find happiness in simple things. Such connects are organised to help employees learn, develop and grow through an interactive platform.

Cairn Learning Expedition

Gurgaon, Haryana

As part of 'Cairn Learning Expedition' (CLE), employees visited Microsoft India office on a bench-marking visit. The aim was to observe the leading edge practices and technological solutions being carried out, in this rapidly evolving landscape. It was an exciting visit - where they saw Microsoft’s journey of digital and cultural transformation, which was possible through optimising operations, empowering employees, engaging people at large and initiating many internal transformations. As part of CLE, employees plan to visit global organisations like Schlumberger, Halliburton etc in the coming months.


Cleanliness Drive

Bhogat, Gujarat

“Make cleanliness not just by appearance but by habit."  Bhogat Team along with employees, contractors and administrative officials, organised a cleanliness drive “ek kadam swacchata ki ore” at Bhogat Terminal red zone areas on September 19, 2018, in the presence of Mr Ashish K Gupta, GM Midstream, Mr Kumarish Pahari, DGM (P), ONGC and Mr Basavraj G, DGM Terminal. After the drive, Mr Ashish K Gupta addressed the gathering and emphasised on the need to make habit of making cleanliness and applauded the commitment of employees to join the ongoing campaign for cleanliness across the country. The terminal manager selected young engineers Ms Sonika, Ms Atrayee, Mr Mihir and Mr Prateek, to lead the campaign along with Environment team. This would help develop the culture of housekeeping as habit.

Divine Engineer

Suvali, Gujarat

Vishwakarma Puja was organised by the site team at Suvali on September 17, 2018. Lord Vishwakarma is the presiding deity of all engineers, artisans and architects. He is believed to be the principal architect of the universe. Employees and contract workforce across Suvali including Mr Manoj Bhandari, Installation Manager, participated in the celebrations with enthusiasm. The pandal was beautifully decorated and puja was carried out followed by prashad (sweets) distribution.


Sustainable Initiative

Suvali, Gujarat

Cairn took another step towards achieving sustainability by installing and inaugurating a drip irrigation system for green belt on September 12, 2018 at Suvali site. The system was inaugurated by Mr Harish Taneja, Senior Adviser – HSE and Mr Manoj Bhandari, Installation Manager in the presence of Mr Harish Belwal, DGM – Marine, Mr Arun Suhag, Senior Manager – Operations, Ravva & CB and other CB employees and contractor staff.

The system will primarily use water from STP for irrigating the green belt and also has the potential to reduce fresh water consumption for green belt by ~90%.


Lord Ganesha Puja

Ravva, Suvali, Viramgam, Bhogat

Cairn celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi at various locations on September 13, 2018 including Ravva, Suvali and Viramgam Terminal.


At Ravva, the celebration included Ganesh puja by a local priest which was attended by employees including acting PSSV Babu - Installation Manager, Dinakaran – Field Manager Production, Siva Kumar - Production Superintendent, GV Srinivasulu - Warehouse Manager and employees who participated enthusiastically in the festivities and sought blessings from Lord Ganesha. A traditional lunch was also served after the puja.


At Suvali, employees and contract workforce including Mr Manoj Bhandari, Installation Manager, participated in the ganpati visarjan and puja.


At Viramgam, employees and contractor staff, participated Ganpati Sthapana puja on September 13, 2018 and Ganpati Visarjan following day, September 14, 2018 and sought blessings from Lord Ganesha.


At Bhogat terminal, festivities were in full swing on Ganpati Sthapana puja on September 13, 2018 and visarjan on September 17, 2018.


Tricolour – Our Pride


We have a new addition at our Bhogat terminal – National flag pole. The flag pole with a height of 18 meters have been installed at the main gate of Bhogat Terminal. During the inauguration, the flag was hoisted by Mr Kumarish Pahari, DGM (P) ONGC in the presence of Mr Ashish K Gupta, GM Midstream Operations and Mr Basavraj Girimath – DGM -  Bhogat terminal on September 19, 2018. This unique symbol of National integrity, unity and patriotism has added colours to our terminal landscape.


corporate social responsibility

Para athletes Felicitation

New Delhi, NCR

Cairn Oil & Gas is proud to support three top Indian para-athletes in their mission to win accolades for the country, at the upcoming Asian Para Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The three athletes – Sundar Singh Gurjar, Shatabdi Avasthi, and Sandeep Maan are part of the contingent that will represent India at the games. Cairn, under its Project Divyang, has been supporting these athletes with grants to cover, coaching and special training, health and nutrition, travel, sporting gear, and incentives for exceptional performances. Sudhir Mathur, CEO, Cairn Oil & Gas, said, “I believe sports is a great leveler, and competitive sport is a manifestation of human strength and resilience. At Cairn, we believe in inclusion, and our support to these athletes is an extension of our values. We are extremely proud of them for winning accolades for India at national and international events. They are proof that “differently-abled” does not mean “less able”.We wish them great success at the upcoming Asian Para Games and hope that they will continue to succeed in the future as well”, he added.


Towards Skill Development

Jaipur, Rajasthan

As part of the organisation’s continuous efforts to strengthen skill development interventions in Rajasthan, Cairn Foundation signed a bipartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Skills, Employment & Entrepreneurship (DSEE), and Government of Rajasthan on August 29, 2018 in Jaipur. The MoU was signed by Shri Ngikya Gohain (IAS), Director and Joint Secretary, Directorate of Employment, Jaipur and Ms Salloni Vig, Vice President, Cairn Foundation, for a period of five years. Cairn Enterprise Centre (CEC) is a vocational training facility established in Barmer in 2007 with the support of the Government of Rajasthan and International Finance Corporation (IFC). Aiming to build capacity and skills in the region, CEC has trained more than 10,000 youth in Barmer and Jalore in over 20 trades.


Skoch Bronze Award

Gurgaon, Haryana

Recognition of our efforts always motivates us to perform better. Barmer Unnati, a Cairn CSR initiative was awarded the ‘SKOCH Bronze Award’ and ‘SKOCH Order of Merit’ at a felicitation ceremony held at CCI, New Delhi on September 18 - 19, 2018. While the ‘Order of Merit’ was presented by Rohan Kochar, Director SKOCH Group, along with Prof V N Alok, jury member, the ‘Bronze Award’ was presented by Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Coordinator. The award was received by Rahul Gupta, Senior Associate and Program Manager, Barmer Unnati, Cairn Oil & Gas. Barmer Unnati was nominated under the ‘Innovations Award Category’. Under Barmer Unnati project, more than 15 lakh cubic meters of water is harvested every year through renovation of 12 community ponds (nadis), construction of 625 khadins and roof top water harvesting in 85 schools. Cairn has also established ~1114 wadis by planting approximately 77,000 fruit saplings with 70% survival rate as part of the wadi project across three blocks of Barmer district. More than 1, 00,000 saplings, including fruits and forestry, have been planted till date.


Teacher’s Day Celebrations

Suvali, Gujarat

Teachers of the primary school in Suvali were felicitated by Cairn Oil & Gas as part of the Teacher’s Day celebration on September 5, 2018. Their efforts towards building a strong nation and contributing to the society were highly appreciated.The senior students dressed up in saris and donned the role of teachers, while the teachers got an opportunity to unwind and be pampered by a variety of activities organised for them. There were a total of 120 students and seven teachers.


Enhancing Skills

CCOE, Jodhpur

An activity to groom and enhance the emotional intelligence, problem solving, time management, leadership management, planning and communication skills of fitter fabrication and Indian rayon batches was organized at CCoE on September 1, 2018. A total of 36 trainees participated in various team building activities to find innovative ways of analytical thinking and problem solving, understanding the impact of their actions and taking ownership of the same. Everyone got an equal opportunity to express themselves and put across their individual solutions.

The team building activities were led by Cairn’s training partner, NTTF.


Orchard Development

Sanchore, Rajathan

Cairn Oil & Gas believes that that giving back to community is key in sustainable development of all stakeholders. As part of this, Cairn’s efforts at horticulture development is bearing fruits. Horticulture development is one of the components of integrated farming in Western Rajasthan. The Sanchore team has begun ‘Mini Orchard’ development across 2 AGI locations – AGI 7 and AGI 9. In phase 1, 50 high quality Anar (Punica granatum L.) saplings were planted at both the AGIs. Further development is planned by the greenbelt development representatives stationed at the AGIs to ensure survival and growth. Technical guidance will be provided by representatives from the agriculture and natural resource management partner agencies as and when required.


Community Engagement Sessions

Ahmedabad, Gujarat

With the objective to improve the socio-economic status of the local community in Cairn’s operational areas, the midstream team is executing various initiatives along the pipeline. During one such community engagement activity at Rehamalpur and Vani village, Ahmedabad District, in the first week of September, community leaders appreciated Cairn’s CSR development work by presenting a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ to Ms Salloni Vig, DGM-CEO's Office and CSR.Some highlights of the visit were a) Community engagement meeting at Vani Village, Ahmedabad District with Sarpanch and other key stakeholders from the village b)  Meeting with the beneficiaries of Mobile Health Van Program at Ranakpur Village in Banaskantha District c)  Visit to Vinzuwada village and meeting with beneficiaries of Jeevan Amrit Program and Mobile Health Van Program.


World Nutrition Week

Suvali, Gujarat

The National Nutrition Week (NNW) is an annual nutrition event initiated by Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development to raise awareness on the importance of nutrition for women and children. Cairn partnered with Dhara Sansthan to organize two healthy food competitions at Anganwadi Centre (AWC) 1 and Anganwadi Centre (AWC) 2 on September 7 – 8, 2018. In total, 36 people participated in the event, including representatives from Primary Health Centre (PHC), Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Suvali village sarpanch.



Most Philanthropic Company

Vedanta topped the list of most philanthropic companies during the financial year 2017 -18 in a recent report published by Bloomberg Quint. Establishing company’s efforts towards corporate social responsibility across the operations, Vedanta had spent nearly 10 percent of its average three-year net profit. According to their reports, UPL Ltd. ranked second while state-owned Coal India Ltd. third, in terms of their CSR spent during the last financial year.


Read the article in the link below:


We Stand for the Cause

As a responsible and committed organization, Vedanta has been extending flood relief and rehabilitation in Kerala to help the fellow countrymen during their hardship. The employees reflected the same ethos by volunteering to help the flood victims. The company distributed over tons of relief materials after understanding the needs of those affected by the floods. All the material collected was delivered and distributed to the Adoor collection centre at Pathanamthitta – one of the worst affected areas in Kerala. Alongside, employees donated one day’s salary towards the Chief Ministers Fund. On behalf of Vedanta, a team of our representatives from Sterlite Copper,  headed by Mr. C Murugeswaran met with and handed over a demand draft for INR 3.2 crores towards the relief fund to Shri E.P. Jayarajan - Minister for Industries, Commerce, Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. of Kerala on September 8,2018. The minister conveyed his wholehearted gratitude towards our gesture.

National Nutrition Week

National nutrition week was observed from 1-7 September 2018 to spread awareness about the importance of a balanced diet. Abiding by Chairman Mr Anil Agarwal’s vision to build a malnutrition-free India, business units across Vedanta organized welfare programmes in communities they operate.

In Vedanta Limited, Jharsugudha nutrition week was celebrated on the theme of 'Nutrition during the first 1000 days of child'. A total of 6 villages were covered through this initiative where awareness about the nutritional practices was generated through the means of sessions, seminars, and competitions. Nand Ghar team conducted awareness session on the importance of nutrition, healthy eating habits and hygiene for its community members with a focus on mothers of all children coming to Nand Ghars across Pilibhit, Ratlam, Jaipur, Barmer, and Varanasi. Free health checkup was provided to mothers and their infants along with vaccination.

The Football Fever

Hindustan Zinc officially launched Project “Zinc Football” on 21st September, 2018 at Yashad Bhawan, Udaipur. It is a one-of-its-kind grassroots football development initiative, at the core of which is a full-fledged residential academy with world-class facilities and the country’s first ever ‘technology-hinged football training’. Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Annanya Agarwal, President, Vedanta Football said, “As a group, Vedanta is committed to help grassroots football in the country and has taken numerous initiatives to build infrastructure and capacities to help the sport grow. Our aim is to put India firmly on the world footballing map and see India among the top-10 teams in Asia and top-50 in the world within the next five years.” In addition, Zinc Football will also have a massive outreach programme to impart football coaching to over 2000 passionate boys and girls by fully skilled football trainers.

Best  Funding Solution Award

Adam Smith Awards Asia 2018 has announced Vedanta as the ‘Overall Winner’ of the Best Funding Solution Award. The Adam Smith Awards Asia are an industry benchmark for achievement in corporate treasury.  The standard of submissions this year was of the very highest level, with 221 nominations received from a broad range of companies in terms of size and industry sector, with every major country and territory of the Asia-Pacific region represented. The award will be presented on November 15, 2018 at Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore.


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