Job Description for the Post of Director (Exploration & Production)

Job Objective

Act as an interface between upstream oil companies and government and take up advocacy role with government on policy issues related to upstream.
Also, coordinate with industry members, governments and various stakeholders and jointly work towards sustainable growth of the upstream oil sector in India.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Major Roles

  • Advocacy pertaining to Upstream Oil Industry
  • Policy Analysis and Implementation
  • Support international oil equity investment initiatives of Indian Companies
  • Key Responsibilities

  • Take up the advocacy role with government on behalf of upstream oil companies on policy related issues.
  • Coordinate with government, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders in the petroleum industry and facilitate sustainable infrastructure growth in the upstream sector.
  • Facilitate global competitiveness of the upstream oil and gas companies.
  • Facilitate optimization of resources and integration effort amongst petroleum companies.
  • Coordinate with member companies for sharing the “Best Practices” in the Industry.
  • Associate with the FIPI Committees in the relevant areas.
  • Provide forums for deliberating issues of common interest to industry members.
  • Organize seminars, conferences, training programmes, lectures and publication of technical papers & newsletters and facilitate the same for industry members.
  • Enhance revenues through self-sustaining model in areas of knowledge sharing, research, etc.
  • Make FIPI work act as a nodal agency for new E&P players entering the Oil & Gas business in India.
  • Any other work assigned by Director General, FIPI.
  • Key Competencies

  • Setting Strategy
  • Executing for Results
  • Leading Teams
  • Business Acumen
  • Networking/Influencing/Building Relationships nationally and internationally
  • Qualification

    Post Graduate Degree in Geo-Science(s) or a Degree in Engineering with in-depth knowledge of sector specific policies and practices.


    At least 20-25 years’ relevant experience in upstream oil & gas sector preferably related to policy and planning.


    Age Limit: 62 years (as on the date of the publication of the advertisement)


    The initial tenure will be for a period of two years, which can be extended for a further period of one year (at the recommendation of Director General and approval of Chairman, FIPI).

    Compensation (CTC)

    Attractive compensation offered, in line with industry practice.

    Application Form (click here to download)