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PetroFed Awards 2008

The second PetroFed oil & gas industry awards in nine categories were given away by the Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri R. S. Pandey at a well attended function at New Delhi on April 16, 2009.

Congratulating the award winners the Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas complimented PetroFed for instituting the awards and their manner of independent evaluation. He praised the Indian oil & gas industry for its resilience and stated that none of the oil companies in the country is likely to be in the red in the just concluded fiscal. These awards, he said will help oil & gas companies improve their performance through healthy competition.

Welcoming invitees Chairman, PetroFed and Chairman, IndianOil, Shri S. Behuria said that these awards not only recognise but also help nurture excellence in various facets of performance.

The Vice Chairman, PetroFed, Shri P. Raghavendran, President (Refinery Business), RIL proposed a vote of thanks at the conclusion of the awards ceremony. Earlier, Director General, PetroFed, Shri A. K. Arora briefed the audience on the genesis, intensive study and the rigorous procedure which went into the institution and evaluation of the awards.

The lessons learnt during every awards evaluation are debated and deliberated by knowledge partner and member company, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Awards Committee and Jury.

The Awards Committee is headed by Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI and former Secretary to the Government of India. The other members of the Awards Committee are Shri S. K. Manglik, former CMD, ONGC; Shri P. P. Bagchi, former Executive Director, Oil Coordination Committee, and Managing Director, United Carbon (India) Ltd.; Shri P. K. Agarwal, Senior Fellow, TERI & former Director (Marketing) & Director (HR), IndianOil; Shri U. K. Dikshit, Director (Programmes), SCOPE & former ED (HR), IndianOil

The Jury is headed by Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.S. Verma, former Chief Justice of India. The other members of the Jury are Dr. Abid Hussain, former Ambassador to the United States of America and Shri Naresh Narad, Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board.

The scheme of awards is open to all companies operating in India in the oil & gas sector. The evaluation is undertaken in line with pre-determined weightages assigned to various parameters fixed after due validation. Each award category must receive a prescribed minimum number of applications for giving away an award. Each award carries a trophy and a citation. The Woman Executive of the Year award also carries a cash prize of Rs. one lakh. The Innovator of the Year individual award has a cash component of Rs. two lakh while the team award has a prize of Rs. five to six lakh with each member of the team getting Rs. 50,000/- or more.

Winners of PetroFed Awards 2008

  1. Leading Oil & Gas Corporate of the Year

    (Citation)
    Awarded to
    Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

  1. Exploration & Production – Company of the Year

    (Citation)
    Awarded to
    Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

  1. Refinery of the Year

    (Citation)
    Awarded to
    Reliance Industries Limited

  1. Oil & Gas Pipeline Transportation – Company of the Year

    (Citation)
    Awarded to
    GAIL (India) Limited

  1. Oil & Gas Marketing – Company of the Year

    (Citation)
    Awarded to
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

  1. Project Management (Rs. 500-2000 crore) – Company of the Year

    (Citation)
    Awarded to
    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

  1. Project Management (above Rs. 2000 crore) – Company of the Year

    (Citation)

    Special Commendation
    Awarded to
    Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

  1. Human Resources Management – Company of the Year

    (Citation)
    Awarded to
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited

  1. Innovator of the Year – Individual

    (Citation)
    Awarded to
    C. Ramadoss
    Refinery Operator, Cauvery Basin Refinery
    Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited

    Special Commendation
    Awarded to
    S. K. Ghosh, General Manager, Panipat Refinery, Indian Oil Corporation Limited

  1. Innovator of the Year – Team

    (Citation)
    Awarded to
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited, R&D Centre,
    team led by Anand Kumar, Director (R&D)
    Team Members: Dr. R. K. Malhotra, Executive Director; Dr. D. K. Tuli, General Manager; Dr. A. A. Gupta, Deputy General Manager; Dr. Rakesh Sarin, Chief Research Manager; Dr. S. K. Puri, Senior Research Manager; Subhash Chand, Research Manager; M. Vanamamalai, Assistant Chemist.
    (Citation -Team)

  1. Woman Executive of the Year in Oil & Gas Industry

    (Citation)
    Awarded to
    Sukla Mistry
    Chief Project Manager, Panipat Refinery, Indian Oil Corporation Limited

PetroFed Awards 2008 Sponsors

      1. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
      2. Engineers India Limited
      3. GAIL (India) Limited
      4. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
      5. Indian Oil Corporation Limited
      6. Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited
      7. Oil India Limited
      8. Petroleum India International
      9. Reliance Industries Limited

PetroFed congratulates the Award Winners and looks forward to larger participation in 2009.

A big Thank You to the Sponsors.