ONGC Wins the Best Safety Award Among Oil & Gas Assets

ONGC's Rajahmundry Asset has won the 'Best Overall Safety Performance' Award in 'Oil & Gas Assets' category for 2002-03, presented by the Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD). ONGC's Rajahmundry Asset got the award for its commendable record of 'zero accident' during 2002-03.

These Safety Awards, instituted in 1986 by the Ministry of P&NG, aims to recognize outstanding efforts towards safety in the petroleum industry, which is potentially hazardous and accident-prone. The criteria for selection is based on the lowest penalty rating, which is derived from hazard potential & penalty points, which are, in turn, calculated based on various complexities involved in operations as well as safety management system.

ONGC's Rajahmundry is unique among Oil & Gas Assets, as it is more integrated than others, having operations in Onshore, Offshore (both shallow-waters and deep-waters) as well as in Refining.

ONGC's efforts towards augmenting safety standards have increased in the last three years. In fact, insurance underwriters have 'upgraded' ONGC's operations, vis-à-vis safety, in the last couple of years.