The energy company organized visits by students from Kendriya Vidyalaya and engineering schools to its oil fields.
The ministry said that these field visits have sparked the interest of the young Indian generation in the oil and gas sector, which is a vital part of India’s energy independence. All field trips were organized in accordance with all COVID-19 protocols, he added.
ONGC also developed an elaborate plan to organize study visits of 25 groups, each comprising around 100 students, between September 2021 and January 2022.
As part of this plan, the company has already carried out field visits for five groups of students. The study visits from September 1 to 15 were organized to five different CGSB assets in Ahmedabad, Mehsana, Ankleshwar, Cambay and Cauvery. The trips exposed the students to the various nuances of the energy sector and the science and technology that underlies them.
At ONGC’s Mehsana Asset in northern Gujarat, 96 students from the Government Engineering College of Patan were taken to Sobhasan Central Reservoir Farm (CTF) in four batches for exposure to oilfield operations. Senior technical staff from CGSB in Mehsana interacted with students and explained the intricacies of operations during the two-day visit from September 13-14, 2021.
ONGC Cambay Asset organized field visits to the Lunej Museum and Akholjuni for students in classes VIII, IX and X in three groups, each comprising 30 students, from September 13th to 15th. Ankleshwar Asset organized study visits for Kendriya Vidyalaya students from Ankleshwar, to give them an overview of CGSB operations at well sites, CTF and reconditioning platforms.
A study visit of around 100 additional students was organized by Cauvery Asset over a fortnight from September 1 to 15. Considering the current COVID-19 situation, the entire batch of 100 students has been divided into small groups of 10 students each. Students from Puducherry Engineering College participated in the trip and each group was accompanied by professors from the college. The students were taken to the Kuthalam and Narimanam surface facilities of the active CGSB.