Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has been awarded a five star rating in the occupational health and safety audit conducted by British Safety Council - an internationally recognized system that is used by leading organizations of the world to benchmark their health, safety and environment (HSE) management systems against the best practices. British Safety Council is a registered charity with a mission to support a safer, healthier and more sustainable society. It is one of the world’s leading Health and Safety Organizations.
The merit rating has been bestowed upon RIL’s KG-D6 gas processing unit located in Gadimoga in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. In statement released by Reliance Industries, the company noted that the award ‘recognizes RIL's adherence to the best industry safety practices at its Gadimoga plant and compliance with the best industry practices worldwide.’
Apart from the recognition by BSC, RIL’s KG –D6 facility has been granted many significant awards and recognitions, including ISO-9001, ISO-14001 and OHSAS-18001, with respect to safety and quality certifications.
The Krishna - Godavari basin block KG-DWN-98/3 (D6) has 19 oil and gas finds. Of these, Dhirubhai -1 (D1), Dhirubhai- 3 (D3) fields and an oil field MA are currently the largest. While KG-D6 is producing about 45.4 mmscmd of gas per day, MA oilfield produces a little less than 15,000 barrels per day of oil and about 7.6 million standard cubic meters per day of natural gas from its five wells. The present output from RIL oil and gas fields is sufficient to meet the contracted demand of core sectors, i.e., 15.35 mmscmd for fertilizer units, 29 mmscmd for power plants, 0.65 mmscmd for city gas distribution firms and 2.59 mmscmd to LPG plants. Following the establishment of Gadimoga processing facility, RIL has been able to substantially increase its output volume and also helped reduce the fertilizer subsidy – a sector which jointly consumes 70% of India’s natural gas along with the power sector.