JNPT flagged off the offshore supply vessel Albatross-5 carrying cargo for Panna platform from the Shallow Berth jetty number 1 (SB-1) of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). Pursuant to the directives of the MoP&NG, Panna-Mukta has come back to ONGC after 25 years. Bassein & Satellite Asset has taken over complete control of operation and maintenance of the fields and facilities including inventory of onshore spares, well core samples, and movable and immovable assets, etc.
Earlier, Director (Offshore) appointed a High Level Committee (HLC) comprised of seven Key Executives to guide the Team PMTOP for a smooth takeover of Panna-Mukta fields and asset. HLC advised to retain the Shore base warehouse of PMT JV as well as the Shore base operation through JNPT port. The pragmatic and visionary EC of ONGC could see an opportunity in this tactical move which would catalyze the face-lifting of Nhava Supply Base (NSB) as well as bring in a new dimension in offshore logistics operation with the help of this alternate supply channel which would usher in improved overall productivity in western offshore.
The shore base of PMT JV has been rechristened as Bassein & Satellite Supply Base or BSSB. This is a compact warehouse equipped with modern technologies and facilities, located about 20 km away from NSB. ONGC Infocom quickly connected BSSB with broadband, provided computers and paraphernalia and installed SAP to operationalize ONGC’s inventory management system. Three officials were posted by B&S Asset to supervise the operation.
The shore base premises have been taken on lease and the operation would be managed by an agency AllCargo. The multi-layered computerized storage system, battery driven ultra-modern fork-lifts, the safety system, the security system, round the clock well-equipped ambulance with paramedic, the hygienic small canteen facility and above all the modern inventory management and warehousing system in BSSB could be a model warehouse to be replicated elsewhere.
PMTOP Team also went a step ahead to retain the properly licensed ultra-modern Chemical Storage facility of AllCargo where chemicals could be stored safely, properly and within the appropriate thermal ambience. ED-Asset Manager, B&S Asset visited and inspected the BSSB as well as the Chemical Warehouse on 9 January 2020.
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