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PetroFed Awards 2014

PetroFed would like to thank all the applicants for their candidature for PetroFed Awards 2015. The applications are under evaluation by the Awards Committee. The PetroFed Awards 2015 will be distributed in a ceremony to be held in the evening of August 8, 2016 at Hotel Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.

Congratulating the Award winners the Hon’ble Minister urged industry members for adoption of a scientific temper to exploit the possibilities in the hydrocarbon sector through innovation and modern technology. PetroFed, he said, should be our vibrant think tank for channelizing the collective wisdom in the industry. The hydrocarbon sector has done a lot of work but its humane element is not appreciated by the people. Developed countries have social security but we have it in-built in our system, he added.

Shri K. D. Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas complimented PetroFed for instituting the awards which have a rigorous process of evaluation with an eminent Jury and a distinguished Awards Committee. He exhorted the industry to improve recovery factor from producing fields besides looking at other avenues of production through shale gas, CBM, gas hydrates etc.

On the occasion the Hon’ble Minister also released ‘The Oil & Gas Year India 2015’ publication, which was produced in partnership with PetroFed.

Welcoming participants earlier, Chairman PetroFed and Chairman, IndianOil Shri B. Ashok lauded the new reforms in the country which are improving business and investor confidence and attracting capital inflows. The low oil prices, he said, have helped oil importing countries like India. We cannot, however, lose sight of increasing energy efficiency and reducing GHG emissions with increasing use of renewables.

A brief on the genesis of the Awards was presented by the Director General, PetroFed, Shri A. K. Arora. A vote of thanks was proposed by the Vice Chairman, PetroFed and President (Refinery Business), RIL, Shri P. Raghavendran.

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 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, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary to the Government of India and currently holding INAE Satish Dhawan Chair of Engineering Eminence at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and Shri Naresh Narad, former Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board and former Secretary to the Government of India.

Winners of PetroFed Awards 2013 for performance during 2012-13:

    • Leading Oil & Gas Corporate of the Year

      Awarded to
      Indian Oil Corporation Limited

    • Exploration & Production - Company of the Year

      Awarded to
      Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

    • Refinery of the Year

      Awarded to
      Reliance Industries Limited

    • Oil & Gas Pipeline Transportation - Company of the Year

      Awarded to
      Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
    • Oil & Gas Marketing - Company of the Year

      Awarded to
      Indian Oil Corporation Limited

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

      Awarded to
      Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited

    • Human Resources Management Company of the Year

      Awarded to
      Indian Oil Corporation Limited

  • Environmental Sustainability - Company of the Year

    Awarded to
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  • Game Changer – Oil & Gas Company of the Year

    Special Commendation

    Indian Oil Corporation Limited
    jointly with
    LanzaTech Inc.

  • Innovator of the Year – Individual

    Special Commendation

    Gnana Kumaraswamy Batta
    Senior Geophysicist
    Oil India Limited


  • Innovator of the Year – Team

    Awarded to
    Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
    Team Led by Sanjay Bhargava
    Head, Corporate R&D Centre, BPCL

    Team Members: B. K. Datta, Director (Refineries), BPCL; V. Suresh, Dy. Gen. Mgr. (Technical), BPCL; Dr. D. T. Gokak, Chief Manager (R&D); I. Sasi, Senior Manager (Operations), BPCL; B. Kundu, Manager (Technical), BPCL; Dr. Chiranjeevi Thota, Manager (R&D), BPCL; Pragya Rai, Deputy Manager (R&D), BPCL

  • Woman Executive of the Year in the Oil & Gas Industry

    Awarded to
    Mamoni Basumatary
    Senior Manager (Technical Services)
    Guwahati Refinery, Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan being honoured by Chairman, PetroFed and Chairman, IndianOil, Shri B. Ashok by presenting an uttariya.

Shri K. D. Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas being honoured by Chairman, PetroFed and Chairman, IndianOil, Shri B. Ashok by presenting an uttariya.

Chairman, PetroFed and Chairman, IndianOil, Shri B. Ashok delivering welcome address.

Shri K. D. Tripathi, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas delivering his address.

Ms. Mamoni Basumatary, Senior Manager (Technical Services), Guwahati Refinery, Indian Oil Corporation Limited receiving ‘Woman Executive of the Year’ Award from the Chief Guest Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas (3rd from right).

Shri Gnana Kumaraswamy Batta, Senior Geophysicist, Oil India Limited being conferred a Special Commendation for ‘Innovator of the Year- Individual’ Award in the presence of Shri U. P. Singh, CMD, Oil India Limited and Additional Secretary (Exploration), MoP&NG (5th from right); Shri Biswajit Roy, Director (HR&BD), Oil India Limited (4th from right) and other officials of OIL.

Shri Sanjay Bhargava, Head, Corporate R&D Centre, BPCL receiving the ‘Innovator of the Year - Team’ Award along with his team members in the presence of Shri S. Varadarajan, Chairman & Managing Director, BPCL; Shri K. K. Gupta, Director (Mktg.), BPCL and Shri S. P. Gathoo, Director (HR), BPCL.

Shri T. K. Sengupta, Director (Offshore), ONGC along with his team receiving the Project Management (Rs. 500-2000 crore) – Company of the Year Award for their Cluster-7 project involving construction and installation of five new well platforms at Mumbai High Offshore and laying of 19 segments of rigid sub-sea pipelines of about 198 km with associated modification at existing platforms and a new Pipeline End Manifold.

Shri P. Raghavendran, President (Refinery Business), RIL along with Shri K. Balachandran, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations receiving Refinery of the Year Award.

Ms. Nishi Vasudeva, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (3rd from left) along with Shri Y. K. Gawali, Director (Mktg.), HPCL (extreme left) receiving Oil & Gas Pipeline Transportation – Company of the Year Award.

Shri P. M. Nazirudeen, Executive Director (Coord., Planning & QC); Shri S. Balasubramanian, ED (Ops.); Shri B. S. Canth, ED (CS) and Shri V. Kasturi, ED (Finance) receiving Oil & Gas Marketing - Company of the Year Award along with Shri B. Ashok Chairman, IndianOil.

Shri T. K. Sengupta Director (Offshore), ONGC (3rd from left) along with his team receiving Exploration & Production Company of the Year Award.

Shri Verghese Cherian, Director (HR), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (3rd from right) along with his team receiving Human Resources Management – Company of the Year Award.

Shri S. Varadarajan, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (3rd from left) along with functional Directors receiving Environmental Sustainability – Company of the Year Award.

Shri Sanjiv Singh, Director (Refineries), IndianOil along with his team receiving the Special Commendation in the category Game Changer – Oil & Gas Company of the Year award jointly with LanzaTech Inc. for special effort in pioneering R&D.

Shri Sangeet Jain, Director, LanzaTech receiving the Special Commendation in the category Game Changer – Oil & Gas Company of the Year award jointly with IndianOil for special effort in pioneering R&D.

Shri B. Ashok, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Limited along with functional Directors receiving Leading Oil & Gas Corporate of the Year Award.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas launching The Oil & Gas Year India 2015 publication during PetroFed Awards 2014 Ceremony.

Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addressing the gathering.

Shri P. Raghavendran, Vice Chairman, PetroFed and President (Refinery Business), RIL proposing a vote of thanks.