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PetroFed Awards 2009 & 2010

The PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards 2009 & 2010 for excellence in performance in various categories were presented by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas Sh. S. Jaipal Reddy at a well attended function at New Delhi on May 10, 2011. The Hon’ble Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Sh. R.P.N. Singh could not attend.

Congratulating the Award winners the Hon’ble Union Minister complimented PetroFed for not only drawing-up the Award categories in a careful and imaginative way but also for the fact that eminent people were chosen to man the awards committee and the jury. He also expressed happiness over the fact that two new Award categories had been created in 2010, one for Environmental Sustainability & another for Drilling Services. Addressing the gathering, he added that he did not see any justification for the inordinate rise in the price of oil and said that speculation in such a vital area should not be permitted in an unregulated manner. He urged all political parties for the evolution and development of a political consensus on the issue of oil prices in the country since we can do nothing to control international prices.

Earlier, welcoming invitees, Chairman PetroFed& Chairman, IndianOil Sh. R.S. Butola pointed out that the PetroFed Awards are a recognition of the capabilities of the hydrocarbon industry in India which compares with the best globally. Complimenting the Government for its pragmatic decision to de-control petrol last year he looked forward to freedom for diesel in the near future and an early decision on LPG and Kerosene pricing besides inclusion of oil & gas under GST with full pass through.

The Vice Chairman, PetroFed and President (Refinery Business), RIL Shri P. Raghavendran while proposing a vote of thanks at the conclusion of the awards ceremony expressed the hope that the industry issues would be expeditiously resolved by the Government. The Director General, PetroFed, Shri A. K. Arora had earlier given a brief on the genesis of the Awards.

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` one lakh. The Innovator of the Year individual award has a cash component of ` two lakh while the team award has a prize of ` five lakh with each member of the team getting atleast ` 50,000/-.

The lessons learnt during awards evaluation every year are incorporated. The application form for each award has been carefully designed and validated to minimize subjectivity while giving benefit of additional initiatives taken. A significant contribution has been made by PetroFed knowledge partner and member company, PricewaterhouseCoopers in conceptualizing the Awards scheme and the preliminary evaluation of applications.

The Awards Committee is headed by Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, Distinguished Fellow, TERI and former Secretary to the Government of India. The 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, Director, Human Resources Division & 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.

Click here to view welcome address of Chairman, PetroFed and the address of Hon’ble Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas

Winners of PetroFed Awards 2010 for performance during 2009-10

  1. Leading Oil & Gas Corporate of the Year

    Awarded to
    Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

  1. Exploration & Production – Company of the Year

    Awarded to
    Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

  1. Refinery of the Year

    Awarded to
    Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited

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

    Awarded to
    GAIL (India) Limited

  1. Oil & Gas Marketing – Company of the Year

    Awarded to
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

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

    Awarded to
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Panipat Refinery)

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

    Awarded to
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Haldia Refinery)

  1. Human Resources Management – Company of the Year

    Awarded to
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

  1. Drilling Services – Company of the Year

    Awarded to
    Shiv-Vani Oil & Gas Exploration Services Limited

          1. Environmental Sustainability : Company of the Year

            Awarded to
            Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

            Special Commendation
            Awarded to
            Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited

            1. Innovator of the Year – Individual

              Special Commendation
              Awarded to
              Ashis Nag
              Executive Director, Process Design & Engineering Cell, Indian Oil Corporation Limited

            1. Innovator of the Year – Team

              Awarded to
              Indian Oil Corporation Limited

              Research & Development Centre

              team led by Dr. R. K. Malhotra, Director (R&D)

              Team Members: S. Rajagopal, Executive Director (Refining Technology); Dr. B. Basu, Executive Director (Lube Technology); Brijesh Kumar, General Manager (Refining Technology); N. Nachiappan, Dy. General Manager (Process), Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited; R. Chandramohan, Chief Manager (Production), Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited; Dr. M. Santra, Adviser (Hydroprocessing); Dr. K. Mohan Prabhu, Chief Research Manager (Catalyst); Dr. Madhusudan Sau, Sr. Research Manager (Hydroprocessing); Dr. Alex C. Pulikottil, Research Manager; Hillol Biswas, Dy. Manager (Research); Dr. K. O. Xavier, Sr. Research Officer; O. P. Nandwani, Sr. Process Engineer; S. Rajkumar, Sr. Process Engineer, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited; M. Karthikeyan, Research Chemist; Rattan, Technician

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

              Awarded to
              Nisha PeeooshGuha
              Deputy General Manager (Project Engineering Management), Engineers India Limited

              Special Commendation
              Awarded to
              Dr. Veena Bansal

              Senior Research Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Research Development Centre

              Winners of PetroFed Awards 2009 for performance during 2008-09.

            2. Leading Oil & Gas Corporate of the Year

              Awarded to
              Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

            1. Exploration & Production – Company of the Year

              Special Commendation
              Awarded to
              Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

            1. Refinery of the Year

              Awarded to
              Guwahati Refinery of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

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

              Awarded to
              Oil India Limited

            1. Oil & Gas Marketing – Company of the Year

              Awarded to
              Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

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

              Special Commendation
              Awarded to
              Petronet LNG Ltd.

            1. Human Resources Management – Company of the Year

              Awarded to
              Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

            1. Innovator of the Year - Individual

              No award conferred

            1. Innovator of the Year – Team

              Awarded to
              Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. – Institute of Reservoir Studies

              team led by T.R. Misra, General Manager (Reservoir), Head Labs.

              Team Members: Anil Agnihotri, Deputy General Manager (Chemistry), Raj Karan Khurana, Deputy General Manager (Chemistry), Dr. S. Bateja, Deputy General Manager (Reservoir), K.J. Chauhan, Deputy General Manager (Chemistry), Dr. Ashok Kumar, Chief Chemist, Dr. M.P. Sarbhai, Chief Chemist, Ms. Nimmi Singh, Chief Chemist, Dr. S.K. Biswas, Chief Chemist, Ms. Dolly Pal Rana, Superintending Chemist, Dr. Banwari Lal, Director (Microbial Biotechnology), TERI.

              Special Commendation
              Awarded to
              Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. – Gujarat Refinery

              team led by K. Balamurgan, Deputy Manager (Process)

              Team Members: G. Saravana Kumar, Senior Production Engineer, M. Jeyakumar, Senior Process Engineer.

              Special Commendation
              Awarded to
              Oil India Ltd. (R&D Department)

              team led by H. Dubey, General Manager

              Team Members: H.C. Das, Chief Research Scientist, N. Mathur, Deputy Chief Research Scientist, M.K. Sarmah, Assistant Research Scientist.

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

              Awarded to
              E. Malarvizhi, Airport Terminal Manager – Bangalore AFS, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

              Special Commendation awarded to
              RupshikhaSaikia Borah, General Manager (Treasury), Oil India Ltd.

              Special Commendation awarded to
              AninditaMoitra, Project Manager, Paradip Refinery Project, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

              PetroFed Awards 2009 & 2010 Sponsors:

            2. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
            3. BP India Services Private Limited
            4. Engineers India Limited
            5. GAIL (India) Limited
            6. Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited
            7. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
            8. Indian Oil Corporation Limited
            9. Numaligarh Refinery Limited
            10. Oil India Limited
            11. Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited
            12. Reliance Industries Limited

A big Thank You to the Sponsors.