We in MPCL believe that a positive safety culture starts with the highest level of commitment from the top, which is characterized by communications – founded on mutual trust, and shared perceptions of the importance of safety – which are further exhibited by line management as a core business value. The message is further inculcated down the line for employees buy-in including contractors. To establish a benchmark, MPCL has recently conducted a safety climate survey by using Hearts & Mind toolkit to have a fair assessment of the organization’s current status on culture ladder. Accordingly, an action plan has been devised to further improve on this front.
Focus has been given to HSE leadership and behavior based safety programs. Communication campaigns are made an integral part of the process. A Scoreboard focusing on leading indicators is used at different forums to continuously review the performance.
Our structured crisis and emergency management plan enables us to deploy a quick and effective response, preventing a crisis that could adversely affect the image and reputation of the Company. This plan caters to activities including field operations, drilling, seismic activities, and all projects in addition to activities at Head office. The plan is periodically reviewed and practiced with drills and scenario based exercises.
PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT
In the Fiscal Year 2021–22, enhanced focus is given to operations and process safety management. This includes development of hazard mitigation plans to ensure safe operations. Other key activities include increased focus on Management of Change (MoC) process, Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR), and different HSE studies at appropriate phases of the projects and operations.
The reporting culture of Process Safety Incidents has seen significant improvement, with a special focus on leading indicators. The Incident Investigation approach is further enhanced by employing the Tripod Beta methodology, ensuring that latent failures are identified and processes are improved as part of the management system.
CONTRACTOR HSE MANAGEMENT
(Keeping Contractors and MPCL Safe-Partnering for Win-Win)
Being a responsible E&P business organization, MPCL is committed to create a strategic contractor safety management program for all contractors and subcontractors working for MPCL. Contractor engagement and management are critical to achieve high technical, commercial, and safety performance. At MPCL, contractors make up most of the workforce; some contractors are long-term, working alongside permanent staff, while others are short-term, brought in for a specific project for a few weeks or months.
To overcome the challenges of integrating two organizations with different workplace cultures, work planning and methodology, differences in language, and managing competency, a comprehensive Contractor HSE Management Framework has been developed. HSE contractor management is mastered through various dedicated and strategic programs. MPCL organized and conducted multiple HSE workshops, seminars, Lifesaving rules campaigns, kick-off meetings, pre-mobilization workshops, hazard-hunting surveys, Control of Work (COW) workshops, Simultaneous Operations (SIMOPs) Workshops, road safety workshops, Walkarounds audits, hazard hunting surveys, reward and recognition programs, and service quality meetings. The idea is also to build the capacity of local contractors, enhancing their working standards, to achieve a mutual benefit for the contractors and MPCL.
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & COMPLIANCE
MPCL is ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) certified and is an environment-friendly Oil & Gas Company in Pakistan that complies with maximum environmental standards. Our IMS Audit against the EMS Standard resulted in zero non-compliance & observations. On the environmental front, for calculation of GHG emissions, MPCL continued the Green House Gases emissions monitoring project, which is the baseline for gauging margins of improvement for Carbon footprints reduction.
At present, MPCL operations comprise of many fields, including settled, unsettled, rigs, and seismic operations, which are operating in four provinces of Pakistan, in remote areas with barren lands. Management of all the locations has put a lot of effort into improving environmental sustainability and contributing to climate change through plantation, and avoiding loss of vegetation during operational activities at its best. Currently, despite the huge pressure on land resources, large areas of land are in a degraded state, where plantation can be an effective way to bring degraded land back into productive use.
Surveillance audits by Governmental bodies; that includes, CIM, provincial EPA’s, Wild Life etc. on environmental front have shown good results with no major area of improvement in this regard.