Amid the pandemic situation, the exercise was hosted virtually on April 22, 2021, through a zoom meeting.
The tabletop exercise, where key personnel assigned emergency roles and responsibilities in an evacuation simulation, was dedicated to PetroChina’s top management and expatriate staff. PetroChina’s President Qian Mingyang, VP HR & Relations Dencio R. Boele (acted as Incident Controller I), VP Business Development and Technical Yu Jinbao (acted as Incident Controller II), Jia Wenhong (acted as Chinese Coordinator), Zhao Zhongliang (as Chinese Coordinator), Head of Security Agus Budijanto (as On Scene Commander), General Affairs Manager Randy C (as Group Leader GA), HRD Manager Alfiani (as Group Leader HRD), General Accounting & Treasury Manager Kun Inn (as Group Leader Finance), IT Dept. Manager Andhika Nugroho (as Group Leader IT), HSSE Manager Alvin Reginald (acted as observer), and some other staff joined the exercise from their respected home.
“Currently, we still work from home due to Covid-19 pandemic. However, the regular crisis management plan and security exercise must go on. I appreciate the HSSE Dept. and other related departments for hosting this first virtual tabletop exercise,” said Qian.
The objective of the tabletop exercise was to respond to the scenario based on PetroChina’s Crisis Management Plan to identify gaps within the plan and to identify the necessary training for the staff involved in the scenario.
During the simulation, the management of PetroChina and expatriate staff prepared the safe evacuation process should a riot break in Jakarta. The process includes setting the chain of command during crisis, preparing the safehouse and evacuation route, and ensuring the availability of basic-life supplies, administration papers and financial supports.
As an upstream oil and gas company, PetroChina always puts safety as the top priority and regularly holds various crisis simulation and trainings for management and employees.