Inauguration of Oil & Gas Conservation Month Campaign – Saksham 2018

16th January 2017

The inauguration of Samrakshan Kshamata Mahotsav (सक्षम) as a part of the Oil & Gas Conservation Month (OGCM) (16th January – 15th February 2018) was held in Training Centre on 16.01.2018.

Shri Peter Praveen Pinto, DGM - TS welcomed the gathering. Shri SP Kamath, CGM – PE & Production Planning gave the overview of the OGCM and requested employees and their dependents to participate actively in the various competitions and activities during the month.

Oil Conservation Pledge was administered in Hindi, English and Kannada by Shri Sanjay Varma, GGM (HSE & ISO), Smt. Vanita Kumar, GGM – OMC Sales and Shri Devdas Shenoy K, GGM (I/c Operation) respectively.

Shri Nandakumar, CGM – Petchem and R&D read out the Petroleum Minister’s message. Shri P Sujit, CGM-Projects read out the message from Secretary - MoPNG.

Shri Vinayakumar, GGM I/c Refinery spoke on the occasion and underlined the fact that massive efforts are required to achieve stiff target (78 MBN) set by the government in terms of energy efficiency. The Government is in the process to implement penalty if not complied with the energy efficiency target, he said.

Shri M Venkatesh, Director Refinery said that we need to improve our reliability index from 93 to 95 and then 97 and so on. If the penalty is imposed it would affect us not only in monetary terms but also the image of MRPL, he opined.

Shri H Kumar, Managing Director spoke on the occasion and said that there is still enough scope for growth left in the petroleum sector and the country’s requirement would be about 600 MMT capacity in the year 2040. The global average plastic consumption is 30kg per person but in India it is around 8kg which indicates growth for petrochemical business in the country, he said. The alternative sources of energy are being developed but the demand for petroleum and petrochemical products will continue, he concluded.

Shri Peter Praveen Pinto, DGM – TS proposed the vote of thanks. Ms. Noopur K Bhalla, Manager – TS compered the programme.