The Company operated pipelines have delivered gas at designated points during FY 2019-2020 to franchise areas of Titas, Bakhrabad, Karnaphuli, Jalalabad, Paschimanchal and Sundarban gas distribution companies with 1548.33, 268.39, 326.45, 164.76, 172.90 & 46.82 crore cubic meters respectively totaling to 2527.65 crore cubic meter, which is 1.97% higher than the previous year. On the other hand, transported 2,336.81 lac liters condensate, which is 6.37% less than the previous year, by North-South Pipeline from Chevron operated Jalalabad and Bibiyana gas fields. Information & data of the gas flow through the national gas grid are being monitored regularly and information are stored at Master Control Center (MCC) at Company Head Office at Agargaon and Auxiliary Control Center (ACC) at Ashuganj by SCADA System. Assistances from Agargaon, Ashuganj and Elenga SCADA Control Centers are being provided for load balancing of the transmission grid all over the country. Installations of SCADA Systems are in progress for newly constructed Moheshkhali-Anowara Parallel Gas Transmission Pipeline Project, Chattogram-Feni-Bakhrabad Parallel Gas Transmission Pipeline Construction Project and Moheshkhali Zero Point (Kaladiar Char)-CTMS (Dhalghat Para) Gas Transmission Pipeline Project.
Continuous gas transmission at balanced pressure is now being achieved by operating Compressors of 1500 mmscfd capacity at Ashuganj and 500 mmscfd capacity Elenga. As an important component of the national gas grid operation, the compressor stations installed at Ashuganj & Elenga are supplying gas at an increased gas pressure & flow to suit the demand of different classes of consumers under franchise areas of country’s distribution companies, Additional 150-200 mmscfd gas is being supplied by operating the compressor stations and eased the lowpressure situation of gas in the country.
Long Term Service Contracts (LTSCs) were signed with Siemens Bangladesh Ltd on 09-04-2019 to provide Gas Turbine maintenance services for 5 years, Instrumentation Engineers Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd, Singapore on 17-04-2019 for services of Distributed Control System (DCS) for 5 years and on 01-10-2019 with Bangla Trac Limited (Bangla CAT) for maintenance of Gas Engine Generators (GEG) for 3 years. Other than these, contract has been extended for one year with SEPCO Electric Power Construction Corporation, China for operation & maintenance of the Ashuganj & Elenga Compressor Stations. Simultaneously different kinds of programs have been taken-up for increasing capability of Company personnel on the aspects of operation & maintenance of Compressor Stations.
Transmission activities of RLNG from Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Government is importing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to meet the ever-increasing gas demand in the country. Excelerate Energy Bangladesh Limited, an American company, has installed a 500 mmscfd equivalent capacity of Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) at Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar and from 18 August 2018 commenced supply of RLNG. On the other hand, Summit Corporation Limited, a private enterprise, has completed installation of another 500 mmscfd capacity FSRU in April 2019. RLNG is being supplied to the national grid from the said FSRU since 29 April 2019.
Besides these, government has planned to build 1,000 mmscfd Land Based LNG Terminal at Matherbari. With the aim of supplying RLNG from the imported LNG to the national grid, construction of Moheshkhali Zero Point (Kaladiar Char)-CTMS (Dhalghat Para) Gas Transmission Pipeline, Moheshkhali-Anowara Parallel Gas Transmission Pipeline, Anwara-Fouzdarhat Gas Transmission Pipeline and Chattogram-Feni- Bakhrabad Parallel Gas Transmission Pipeline have been completed by now. Through the national gas grid 5744.88 mmscm RLNG has been transported during FY 2019-2020 with these pipelines and associated stations.
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT
The important activities, targets and achievements of strategic objectives of the Company under Annual Performance Agreement signed with Petrobangla on 20-6-2019 for FY 2019-2020 as per the Government Performance Management System have been achieved nearly one hundred percent in fields viz. gas supply to distribution companies through Company networks, installation of cathodic protection systems, operation of cathodic protection systems, completion of on stream pigging, revenue collection for profitable operations, operations of compressor stations (Ashuganj and Elenga), extension of gas transmission pipeline, construction of gas metering stations (CGS, TBS, RMS), operation of national gas grid through SCADA system, construction of physical infrastructure, construction of observation tower, manpower training, manpower recruitment etc.
Besides these, achieved nearly one hundred percent of the main important activities under strategic objectives of the signed agreement like: implementation of Annual Performance Agreement, implementation of National Integrity Strategy and updating Information Window, implementation of Grievance Redress System, updating the service commitments & implementation, implementation of e-filling system, innovation initiatives/small scale development project implementation, issue orders for PRL & leave encashment two months prior to beginning of PRL of the employees, updating of Information Window, development of budget implementation process, preparation of updated list of movable & immovable properties, payments of utility bills including internet etc.
The Company has earned score of 92.37% on all activities for fulfillment of strategic objectives and mandatory requirements of strategic objectives under the Annual Performance Agreement signed with Petrobangla for FY 2019-2020.
NATIONAL INTEGRITY STRATEGY
As an assisting process for formulation & implementation of the National Integrity Strategy in the Company for establishment of good governance with the firm commitment of creating Golden Bangla, Ethics Committee has prepared and submitted to Petrobangla the time bound Plans & Monitoring Structure for FY 2019-2020 as per instructions of administrative ministry and Petrobangla. Works are in progress for preparation of time bound Plans & Monitoring Structure for FY 2020-2021. Permanent inspection committee submits regularly their reports after inspection of all field offices & establishments in every three months-time about implementation of National Integrity Strategy. The suggestions of the committee in their reports are implemented in the Company. To encourage the official & staff to culture the integrity strategy under National Integrity Strategy, one officer and one staff of the Company were awarded the strategy reward during FY 2019-2020 as per government announced ‘Policy on Strategy Reward, 2017’.
ERP/EAM systems are in operation for smoothly performing the Company’s official works. At present, payments of all bills, obtaining financial & administrative approval, budget clearances, preservation and managements of all personal information of all officials and staffs, biometrics attendance (Digital Attendance), leave applications & approval, paying of salaries etc. are being done with six modules of the ERP/EAM System.
On the other hand, to bring dynamism and transparencies in official works, administrative and financial approval, office orders, inter departmental notes, LFA leave, nomination for training, submission of training report etc. are performed by e-filling. Determining target in the Company’s internal e-filling activities and to monitor such activities, a monitoring team has been constituted and the monitoring team prepares a report every month which they forward to each head of division/department. For increasing the use of e-filing, uploading of all letters from Ministry, Petrobangla, other companies, vendors and contractors are being efficiently performed at the Front Desk.
Company website with dynamic, responsive & interactive features is operating. At the ground floor of the Head Office Building, installed digital departmental indications (Digital Display Board) from where the recipients of services are getting information of the designated officials for getting their services. CC Cameras have been installed in all the installations including the Head Office Building. A digital display board has been installed in the Head Office Building on the occasion of Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Besides, this year similar to the last year, Energy and Mineral Resources Division, Petrobangla and its subsidiary companies showed respect to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the Birth Centenary and on the National Mourning Day at the Mural established at the Bangabandhu Corner installed on the ground floor of the Head Office Building.
Innovation Team has been constituted in the Company to bring dynamism in works and to formulate easy way to process for providing better citizen services. Public Addressing System has been implemented in the Company as part of the innovation initiatives/small scale development project implementation activities under Annual Performance Agreement of 2019-2020. With that installed PA System, instructions for immediate and safely leaving the Head Office Building at the emergency situation, what to do at emergency, instructions for prevention & remedy at emergency, correct use of existing fire alarm system, azan for namaj each day, announcement for gathering of officials & staff when required etc. are performed.