Onshore drilling rig MR 2, owned and operated by Essar Oilfield Services (EOSIL), now joins the ranks of our other lost time incident (LTI) free assets by achieving one year without LTI in its first year of work. MR 2 which is currently deployed with Essar Oil (EOL)-E&P, on a CBM drilling contract in Raniganj field, West Bengal, crossed this milestone on February 18, 2013.
EOSIL has implemented best safety practices like HAZ-ID program, critical lift plan, near miss reporting campaign, time out for safety, safety for working at heights, effective communication with crew members, regular inspection and maintenance program for safety critical equipment, crane/hydra/vehicle safety checks etc. EOSIL believes these programmes are key contributors to enhancing performance and developing a positive HSE culture on its rigs.
Some of the company’s other recent safety achievements include the semi-submergible rig Essar Wildcat which completed four years with no LTI on November 25, 2012; mobile rig MR 1, also currently on the Raniganj CBM drilling contract, which achieved two years without LTI on December 6, 2012, and mobile rig MR 3 which achieved 365 days with zero LTI on May 17, 2012.