MOL Pakistan committed to continuing operation despite pandemic

PESHAWAR: With zero reported cases of Covid – 19 in its exploration and production fields of KP through strictly maintaining health, safety and environment (HSE) undertakings of the company, MOL Pakistan on Thursday said it was committed to keeping its operational continuation to meet the energy demand of the country despite testing times.

The MOL Pakistan’s Country Pandemic Operative Response (CPOR) Plan has been formulated in line with recommendations of the WHO and the National Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19 by the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (NHSRC), and as outlined in the National Action Plan for coronavirus, it said in a statement. More than 500 employees were working in different fields across KP and at the headquarters in Islamabad that are stringently observing the safety protocols set by the management following the CPOR, the communique said.

“The purpose of this effort is to keep our employees safe from any kind of exposure towards Corona Virus, thus to continue exploration and production without any disruption,” it added. Under CPOR, it said, the company was guaranteeing high-level of screening and rapid testing protocols. “Cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces, frequent fogging, increased food safety, travel restrictions and bans, along with implementing effective precautionary measures such as frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rubs or soap and water, maintaining social distance, and self-isolation is strictly observed/followed when necessary,” it added. PPE such as face masks and gloves as well as cleaning and disinfection products were supplied to MOL Pakistan employees, the statement said, adding, Medical doctors were available around the clock at every installation to closely monitor health standards of every employee, said the statement. “Being an integrated, international oil and gas company which is active in over 30 countries with a dynamic international workforce of 26,000 people, we are well-equipped to continue our operations during any situation. Working in Pakistan, we are completely aware of its energy demands, which is why the group is providing full anti-pandemic support and technical guidance to MOL Pakistan by continuously ensuring that best-practices are developed and implemented to get uninterrupted exploration and production,” it added.

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