Leadership Team

Satchidananda Rath

Mr. Satchidananda Rath is Director (Exploration and Production) with Petroleum Federation of India since October 2015.

Prior to joining PetroFed on October 2015, Mr. S. Rath was Director(Operations) in Oil India Ltd.

He is upstream petroleum professional with the right blend of experience and expertise in the oil & gas industry. He has more than 35 years of experience across diverse geographies and functions, with Indian Navaratna NOC –Oil India Ltd. As director (operations), He was responsible for Company’s drilling, production (crude oil, natural gas and LPG), commercial and also its pipeline business from 2011-2015.  Additionally he was in charge of the health, safety and environmental aspects of the Company. He has served as member of Executive Board member of Oil India Ltd., Board member of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL), Board member of Oil India International Limited (OIIL), Deputy Director General (E&D), Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Govt. of India. He retired as Director(Operations) from the executive board member of Oil India Ltd in May 2015.

Satchidananda is passionate about the role of technology and integration in improving asset productivity and improving ultimate recovery. His work approach has always focused on improving economics of Oil & Gas projects by achieving higher levels of reliability and efficiency. His specialties inOil and Gas Exploration strategy (Conventional & Unconventional); National and International exploration project management; Upstream oil & gas industry technical regulatory functions; Project management including overseas projects (North Africa, West Africa, USA); Integrated Drilling & Production Optimization; Hydrocarbon exploration; Oil and gas field development and Drilling Field Operations; IOR/EOR Measures for production enhancement and optimization of recovery.
Apart from the above, he also has experience in organization-level strategic change management – he led the initiative for the same at Oil India as Chief Coordinator. He has also written a book titled ‘Breaking Barriers’ and published by The Book Line, chronicling the efforts and learnings from the process.