2012 May meeting report

May 2012 Meeting-OVL, Director (Operations)'s and SPENDSEC Past Chair lecture rivets audience

OVL, Director (Operations)'s and SPENDSEC Past Chair lecture rivets audience at SPE, New Delhi

The Society of Petroleum Engineers, New Delhi Section recently organized a lecture on "Heavy Oil Expedition in India - Breaking the Barriers" which was well attended by more than 135 participants spanning from industry leaders to senior executives from the Oil industry. 

Mr S Roychaudhury, Director (Operations) addresses the house
Delivering the lecture, Mr S. Roychaudhury Director (Operations) OVL, captivated the audience with an informative journey through the history of Research and Development of Heavy Oil Exploitation Technology in India - the hurdles and the determined efforts of team ONGC to overcome them.

He enthralled the audience taking them all along thorough the expedition, which has today catapulted ONGC into a leader in Heavy Oil Exploitation gaining it strong footholds in the heavy oil belts of Venezuela and Colombia. Narrating the journey in his characteristically vivacious manner with a rich blend of technical and non-technical dimensions of the topic, Mr S.Roychaudhury also enriched the audience with a gamut of his invaluable experience on EOR techniques and in-situ combustion, a topic which he admitted to be the one closest to his heart.

Inspiring the audience, Mr. S. Roychaudhury summed up his lecture sharing his ideas for the road ahead for ONGC to leverage on this competency that it has developed in the field of Heavy Oil Exploitation thereby creating maximum value out of it.

Mr SS Sodhi, Secretary, SPE Delhi Section welcoming the participants 
The lecture was an interactive one with participants sharing their thoughts on the floor, which made it more interesting and collaborative.

The participants deliberates on pertinent issues at after the address

The audience included Mr B N Talukdar from OIL (Section Chairperson), Mr B B Sharma, erstwhile CMD, OIL, Mr Jayant Mahapatra (Programme Chairperson), Mr Shyamal Bhattacharya, ED, OVL and other distinguished participants from the oil industry namely DGH, ONGC, OIL and Schlumberger.

A view of the enthralled audience (Seen in the picture extreme left, Mr. S Bhattacharya, ED, OVL along with other OVL Team members )

It is worthy to mention that SPE, New Delhi Section started with the visionary leadership of Mr B N Talukdar and has been doing pioneering work for promoting technical knowledge. The SPE Delhi Section regularly organizes lectures by global experts from the oil and gas industry thereby promoting networking among individuals and provides the right platform for knowledge sharing. Taking the activities of the SPE, New Delhi a little further, the Section has decided to undertake CSR activities in the NCR region as well.