ONGC organizes workshop to address Oil & Gas crisis management


ONGC has recently organized the first Oil & Gas Field Crisis Management Workshop for Indian E&P in Delhi. The aim of the workshop was to provide a common platform for quick response and mitigation of Oil & Gas field crisis in the Indian E&P industry and to showcase the capabilities of ONGC to deal with oil field crisis situations. 


While addressing the workshop, Shashi Shanker, CMD, ONGC, said, “ONGC accords the highest importance to safety standards and has groomed its Crisis Management Team into a ‘best-in-class’ unit to tackle any kind of Oil & Gas well blowout and well control incidents. “Collaboration of Indian upstream companies will leverage each other’s strength in tackling crisis situations,” he added. 


Also sharing his own experiences in mitigating various crisis situations V.P. Mahawar, Director (Onshore), ONGC, remarked that the E&P industry requires the high level of investments and involves risk, uncertainties and surprises. “Every crisis event is unique and different control strategy has to be planned for faster response and early mitigation. Well-coordinated planning and its safe execution is the key to success in mitigating cost-intensive oil well blowout control and fire fighting operations.”


The session was also attended by India’s upstream sector companies such as Oil India, Vedanta – Cairn Oil & Gas, Reliance, GSPC, SELAN Exploration. Heads of Drilling Services and key executives from ONGC participated in the workshop.