ONGC safety practices recognized at OISD Awards

OISD Awards (Clockwise from top left) ONGC receiving OISD Awards for: 1. Best Onshore Asset – Tripura Asset; 2. Best Offshore Rig – ONGC DDKG1/Transocean; 3. Best Processing Plant – Uran Plant; 4. Best near miss reporting 'E&P Operations' Energy major Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has been recognized for its safety practices in multiple categories. ONGC secured five awards at the Oil Industry Safety Directory (OISD) Awards ceremony for 2012-13, held at Delhi today. The awards were presented by Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan. A citation was also presented on the occasion by Petroleum Secretary Mr. Saurabh Chandra. ONGC’s Tripura Asset bagged the award for ‘Best Onshore Asset’; ONGC’s Drilling rig DDKG1/Transocean was awarded as the ‘Best Offshore Drilling Rig’. ONGC’s Uran Plant bagged the award for ‘Best Processing plant’. ONGC was also awarded as Best Organisation for its near-miss reporting in the category ‘Exploration & Production Operations’. OISD also recognized individual contribution towards safety. ONGCian Mr. Mangaldas Nikkaram Bhatti, who is posted as EE (Drilling) at Sagar Ratna was recognized for significant contribution towards safety in individual capacity.

M N Bhatti ONGCian M N Bhatti (extreme right) posted as EE (Drilling) at Sagar Ratna being recognized for 'Individual contribution towards safety' ONGC CMD Mr. D K Sarraf, Director (Finance) Mr. A K Banerjee, Director (T&FS) Mr. Shashi Shanker, Director (Onshore) Mr. Ashok Varma, Director (HR) Mr. D DMisra and OSD Exploration Mr. Anand Sahu were present on the occasion, along with key executives and senior officers of ONGC. Many stalwarts of the oil and gas industry were also there. ONGC CMD Mr. D K Sarraf, Director (Finance) Mr. A K Banerjee, Director (T&FS) Mr. Shashi Shanker, Director (Onshore) Mr. Ashok Varma, Director (HR) Mr. D DMisra and OSD Exploration Mr. Anand Sahu were present on the occasion, along with key executives and senior officers of ONGC. Many stalwarts of the oil and gas industry were also there. Petroleum Secretary Mr. Saurabh Chandra, while congratulating the award winners said, “Safety is paramount, it is non-negotiable,it cannot be compromised, there should be zero tolerance. Safety has to be encoded into the DNA of every organization”. Speaking on the importance of OISD awards, Mr. Chandra said, ‘Thing that gets rewarded gets done. Please award innovation and efforts of individuals towards safety. The moment you start incentivizing these efforts, they’ll get done”.