|SPENDSEC 2005-06 Officers'
Niladri K Mitra,Section Chairperson, SPENDSEC
N.K.Mitra, a Petroleum Engineer from ISM, Dhanbad, India, is the Director
(Offshore) of ONGC and also serves on Board of several other companies in India.
In last 33 years he has served ONGC in various technical, Managerial &
administrative capacities. His efforts towards maximizing production from
existing fields through new technologies and redevelopment
exercises has resulted in improvement in production from declining and
matured Brown field like Mumbai High.
An active member of SPE since his student life, he has served on the
Board of SPE Mumbai Section in various capacities over the years. He is the
Founder Section Chairperson of SPE New Delhi section. He is the Chairman,
Program Committee of the first ever SPE-IADC Indian Drilling Technology
Conference & Exhibition scheduled in October 2006 in Mumbai.
Ian Galbreath, Program Chair, SPENDSEC
Ian Galbreath is Oilfield Services Marketing Manager for Schlumberger in
India and has been a member of the SPE for over 24 years. Ian holds Master
Degree in Psychology and Bachelor's Degree in Science from the University of
Aberdeen United Kingdom.
He started in the Oil and Gas Industry in 1979 with Lasale Engineering
and fulfilled a number of roles rising to the level of Managing Director of the
company. He was associated with pioneering a number of innovative contracting
models. Prior to acquisition of Camco by Sclumberger, he was VP Sales and
Operations in North and South America. He has fulfilled a number of roles with
Schlumberger as Global Account Director for Occidental and Account Manager for
the Well Completions and Productivity Business prior to moving to India in
S P Singh, Membership Chair, SPENDSEC
S P Singh, M Tech in Chemical Engineering, is serving as Chief Engineer
(Production) in the National Oil Company of India, ONGC at Delhi. He has vast
experience of Well Services operations for 26 years, having worked in various
offshore and onshore fields. He has been deeply associated with the activities
of SPE since 1988. He has served the Mumbai Section as its office bearer since
1994 under various capacities and has been the leading force behind increasing
activities and membership for Mumbai Section.
He was duly recognized by SPE International who enrolled him in the
prestigious Century Club Member. He is a founder member of the New Delhi
Rahul Bali, Secretary & Webmaster SPENDSEC
Rahul Bali has over 16 years of experience with National Oil Company of
India, ONGC primarily in Production Discipline. He holds a Master
degree in Management from MDI Gurgaon-a premier Business School in India, and a
Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from REC Jaipur. At MDI,
Gurgaon, he was awarded Finance Minister's Gold Medal.
At Mumbai Offshore, as a member of ONGC's B-121 Blowout Control and
Abandonment Team, he has worked with International Experts. An active
SPE member since 1991, he was instrumental in organizing New Delhi
Section and was elected its founder Secretary. He got recognitions during the
SPE President's Luncheon- Grand Prize Winner Award at ATCE 2002, San
Antonio and Century Club award at ATCE 2003, Denver.
He is serving on SPE International Membership Committee-2004-2007.
He is currently on Deputation to ONGC’s Downstream Arm - MRPL, as Chief
Engineer (P), Marketing.
Ramendra Sinha,Treasurer, SPENDSEC
Ramendra Sinha a Chemical Engineering graduate, is serving in ONGC as
Superintending Engineer (Production) and has experience of 22 years in
offshore & onshore Well Services operations, having started as Work
He has been actively associated with SPE since 1992 and is founder
Section officer of New Delhi Section. He is also serving on Editorial
Team of the section newsletter of SPENDSEC News.
Publicity Chair, SPENDSEC
Ajay Dashore ,a Chemical Engineering graduate and has experience of over
17 years in offshore and onshore sites of ONGC. He has worked in
process operations of offshore production platforms, Uran plant and ERP
Being a DNVI Accredited Auditor he was instrumental in implementation of
International Safety Rating System in offshore process platforms. He
has also worked for UOP LLC as Process Engineer in Western Desert Gas
Development project, Egypt and Indonesia and was associated with
commissioning of first Separex Membrane based gas processing plant in Middle
East. As Superintending Engineer (Production) currently working as a
core team member of ICE Project, that is responsible for SAP
implementation in ONGC. He is a member of the Editorial Team of the
section newsletter of SPENDSEC News.
Sunil Arora, Director, SPENDSEC
Sunil Arora, a Chemical Engineering Graduate from IIT, Kanpur, has over
20 years of experience with upstream Oil & Gas Industry in India
particularly with Well Servicing Operations. His managerial and
organisational acumen credited him with many assignments including an
International Conference of ONGC on “Production Enhancement: New Technological
Solutions” as Convener & Member Secretary held at Mumbai in 2001.
He has actively served SPE Mumbai Section for over eight years
and has many firsts to his credit which include SPE Applied Technical
Workshop on “Geosteering: A Multidisciplinary Approach” held in
November-December 2004 and is on Program Committee of the first ever
SPE-IADC Indian Drilling Technology Conference & Exhibition
scheduled in October 2006 in Mumbai.
Sunil is presently posted in the corporate office of ONGC in New
Delhi as CEA to Director (Offshore).
Dr P. Gopalakrishnan, Director, SPENDSEC
Dr P. Gopalakrishnan has over 30 years of experience in Reservoir
Management and Optimization for companies such as ONGC and KOC. He has
Ph. D. degree from the Institut National Polytechnique, Toulouse,
France with basic degree in Petroleum Engineering from ISM Dhanbad,
Currently providing technical consultancy on areas such as hydrocarbon
potential of new exploration blocks, optimized work-plan for
exploration blocks, review of the reserves estimation and
categorization, development plans for newly discovered oil and gas fields,
underground coal gasification. A founder Section Officer of SPE New
Delhi Section, he has been instrumental in organizing Student Chapter
at IIT Delhi