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PetroFed Awards 2012

The PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards 2012 for excellence in performance in various categories were presented by the Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dr. M. VeerappaMoily in the presence of Shri Vivek Rae, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas who presided over the well-attended function at New Delhi on June 28, 2013.

Congratulating the Award winners the Hon’ble Minister said that PetroFed had done a great thing in instituting these awards to nurture talent for excellence. We need to prepare the ground for posterity to secure the future for the nation and give up pessimism and negativism, he added. Lauding the Awardees, he said that quite stiff conditions had been put by the Jury. We need to build an inclusive society through expansion, inclusion and excellence, he said. Excellence is not an island but an ocean and that we must put in a lot of effort in R&D, the Hon’ble Minister said.

The Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Vivek Rae in his address earlier complimented PetroFed for praising ‘the good’ done by individuals, teams and corporates. He highlighted the various initiatives taken by the Government in the oil & Gas sector in the recent past and added that the Government would create a level playing field for the private and public sector to foster innovative competition and excellence.

Welcoming participants earlier, Shri R. S. Butola, Chairman, PetroFed& Chairman, IndianOil touched upon the prevailing global and national economic conditions and lauded the positive policy initiatives taken by the Government in the oil & gas sector in the recent past. Similar sentiments were expressed by the Vice Chairman, PetroFed& President (Refining Business), Reliance Industries Limited, Shri P. Raghavendran while proposing a vote of thanks towards the end. A brief on the genesis of the Awards was presented earlier by Director General, PetroFed, Shri A. K. Arora.

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 at least ` 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 B. C. Bora, former CMD, ONGC; Shri M. B. Lal, former Chairman & Managing Director, HPCL.; 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 M. N. Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice of India. The other members of the Jury are Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, National Solar Energy Corporation of India and former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Shri Naresh Narad, former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board and former Secretary to the Government of India.

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Winners of PetroFed Awards 2012 for performance during 2011-12:

  1. Leading Oil & Gas Corporate of the Year

    Awarded to
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited

  1. Exploration & Production - Company of the Year

    Awarded to
    Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

    Special Commendation

    Awarded to
    Cairn India Limited
  1. Refinery of the Year

    Awarded to
    Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited

  1. Special Commendation

    Awarded to
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Mumbai Refinery

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

    Awarded to
    GAIL (India) Limited

    Special Commendation

    Awarded to
    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited

  1. Oil & Gas Marketing - Company of the Year

    Awarded to
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited

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

    Awarded to
    GAIL (India) Limited

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

    Awarded to
    Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

  1. Human Resources Management Company of the Year

    Awarded to
    HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited

  1. Drilling Services Company of the Year

    Awarded to
    Transocean

  1. Environmental Sustainability Company of the Year

    Awarded to
    GAIL (India) Limited

    Special Commendation

    Awarded to
    Indian Oil Corporation Limited

  1. Innovator of the Year – Individual

    Special Commendation
    Awarded to
    PrafullaMankar
    Senior Operations Officer, Hubli LPG Plant, Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Limited

  1. Innovator of the Year – Team

    Awarded to
    Reliance Industries Limited
    Reliance Technology Group

    Team Led by Dr. Asit Kumar Das, Vice President & HOD (Refining R&D)
    Team Members: Sukumar Mandal, Asst. Vice President (Refining R&D); Manoj Yadav, General Manager
    (Refining R&D)

    &
    Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited
    Institute of Oil & Gas Production Technology

    Team Led by VarasalaBhaskar Rao, Deputy General Manager (Production)
    Team Members: B. V. R. V. Prasad, Chief Engineer (Production); T. K. Mandal, Chief Engineer
    Production); S. Bhatt, Dy. General Manager (Chemistry)-IEOT; J. D. Ninama, Executive Engineer
    Mechanical)- The Central Workshop

    Special Commendation

    Awarded to
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
    Team Led by Dr. P. S. Viswanathan, Dy. General Manager, Corp. R&D Centre
    Team Members: Dr. SudhaTyagi, Manager; Dr. Jaya Rawat, Dy. Manager; V. S. Dhaneesh, Dy. Manager

    Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    jointly with
    Engineers India Limited

    Team Led by Dr. R. K. Malhotra, Director (R&D), IndianOil
    Team Members: S. Rajagopal, Executive Director (RT), R&D, IndianOil; Brijesh Kumar, General Manager (RT), R&D, IndianOil; D. Bhattacharyya, Chief Research Manager (RT), R&D, IndianOil; Dr. M. Sau, Chief Research Manager (RT), R&D, IndianOil; K. Ramesh, Research Manager, R&D, IndianOil; Reshmi Manna, Research Manager, R&D, IndianOil; Hillol Biswas, Dy. Manager (Research), R&D, IndianOil; D. P. Dolui, Senior Research Officer, R&D, IndianOil; J. K. Dixit, Senior Research Officer, R&D, IndianOil; C. Bennet, Senior Research Officer, R&D, IndianOil; B. Harish Kumar, Senior Research Officer, R&D, IndianOil; S. G. Bhanuprasad, Research Officer, R&D, IndianOil; A. Vignesh, Research Officer, R&D, IndianOil; Ajay N. Deshpande, Executive Director (Technical), EIL; Ganesh Prasad, General Manager (R&D), EIL; G. Gangadin, General Manager (POSD), EIL; Dr. R. N. Maiti, Assistant General Manager (R&D), EIL; Vijay Yalaga, Senior Engineer (R&D), EIL; A. Saran, Executive Director (Bongaigaon Refinery), IndianOil; D. Baishya, Senior Production Manager (Bongaigaon Refinery), IndianOil; Kaushik Singha, Senior Technical Services Manager (Bongaigaon Refinery), IndianOil

    Engineers India Limited
    jointly with
    Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited

    Team Led by Ajay N. Deshpande, Executive Director (Technical), EIL Team Members: D. K. Sarkar, Dy. General Manager (R&D), EIL; V. K. Jayanti, Senior Engineer, EIL; Kaushik G. Mazumder, Senior Engineer, EIL; Praveena V, Senior Engineer, EIL; S. Visveswaran, General Manager (Operations), CPCL; T. N. K. Bapi Raju, Chief Manager (Operations), CPCL; R. Venugopal, Dy. Manager (Operations), CPCL

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

    Awarded to
    SandepaTrakroo
    Chief Manager (Corp. Planning), GAIL (India) Limited

    Special Commendation

    Awarded to
    Jayati Ghosh
    DGM (Process Design & Development), Engineers India Limited

    Awarded to
    JaskinderShingwekar
    Vice President (Commercial), Corp. Planning & Pricing, Essar Oil Limited

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