Client: HMEL is a public-private partnership joint venture between the Fortune 500 company, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL, a Government of India enterprise) and Mittal Energy Investments Pte Ltd., Singapore (MEIL, a Lakshmi N Mittal company).
Industry: Oil & Gas
Area of operation: India
Products: Petroleum products complying with Euro IV specifications
HMEL's production assets represent the single largest investment in any sector in the Indian state of Punjab. It owns and operates the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery, which has 11.3 MMTPA capacity. This Refinery at Bathinda, Punjab, is strategically positioned to respond to India's ever changing energy needs. The energy-efficient, environment-friendly, high distillate yielding complex refinery produces value-added petroleum products catering to a demand-driven market.
The oil and gas company wanted to protect and safeguard its assets by setting up a state-of-the-art physical security system through integration of people, process and technology. The intent was to design and implement the system without affecting the ongoing refinery operations and existing data.
Major concerns were:
Wipro integrated multiple subsystems to a centralized command and control center by deploying its Internet-of-Things based manager-of-managers - Wipro Smart i-ConnectTM.
Wipro also provided supply, installation and configuration of advanced integrated physical security solutions consisting of access control system, visitor management system, contract labor management system, CCTV system, high-end video analytics, perimeter intrusion detection system, lighting management, under vehicle scanning system, and GPS-based tracking system to monitor, manage and control incidents across the refinery.
Wipro’s Smart i-Connect platform created great efficiencies for the O&G company in terms of better visibility into incoming movement to the refinery, efficient worker management, and creation of a single point of control.
The integration of existing systems streamlined various technologies and applications. The new system with high-end video analytics also enhanced monitoring applications that worked seamlessly with Wipro Smart i-Connect platform.