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IndianOil sweeps five PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards (For the year 2008)
IndianOil has bagged five of the prestigious PetroFed Awards for Best Performances during 2007-08 in the individual, group and corporate category. IndianOil is the proud recipient of ‘PetroFed Human Resource Management Company of the Year’ for its excellent HR initiatives towards responding to the imperatives of business, meeting internal and external customer expectations, development of value-added HR practices and alignment of the HR function and business organisation. The Award was received by Mr. V. C. Agrawal, Director (Human Resources), IndianOil.

Ms. Sukla Mistry, Chief Project Manager, Panipat Refinery, IndianOil, was honoured with the ‘PetroFed Woman Executive Award of the Year Award’ instituted in recognition of the achievements of the women executives in the Oil and Gas Sector. She received the award for executing complex and challenging assignments in areas of inspection and project management at several refineries in India and abroad in the course of her career, and in particular during 2007-08. ‘The Woman Executive of the Year Award’ also carries a cash award of Rs. One lakh.

IndianOil’s R&D Centre was declared the ‘PetroFed Innovator of the Year–Team Award’ which was received by Mr. Anand Kumar, Director (R&D) and his team. The R&D team was conferred this award for their innovation in indigenously developing and commercialising Diesel Multi-functional Additive (SERVO DMFA) which is a novel, cost-effective and high-performance MFA for premium diesel fuel patented by R&D Centre.

The 'Innovator of the Year–Individual Award’ was received by Mr. C. Ramadoss, Refinery Operator, Cauvery Basin Refinery, CPCL, an IndianOil group company. He was accompanied by Mr. K. K. Acharya, MD, CPCL. Mr. Ramadoss was awarded for developing an innovative ingenious methodology leading to maximisation of LPG recovery from feed gas, reduced flaring of natural gas etc., resulting in substantial financial benefits. ‘The Innovator of the Year–Individual Award’ also carries a cash award of Rs. Two lakh.

The ‘Innovator of the Year-Special Commendation’ was awarded to Mr. S. K. Ghosh, GM, Panipat Refinery, IndianOil, for his innovative modification in waste heat boilers of SRU resulting in sustained refinery operations and substantial monetary benefits.

Mr. R. S. Pandey, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, said that the PetroFed Awards served a significant role in recognising and promoting innovation in the extremely strategic Hydrocarbon sector. Congratulating the award winners, he said that the drive towards continuing innovation and excellence is the need of the hour for the oil and gas sector. He lauded the achievements of the oil and gas sector and its significant contribution to the national economy.

Mr. Sarthak Behuria, Chairman, IndianOil & Chairman of PetroFed, highlighted the mandate and contribution of the PetroFed Society. Mr. Behuria while congratulating the winners, said, “Today is the day to recognise and applaud the efforts of those corporates, teams and individuals who have raised the bar and consistently striven for excellence and innovated to be always ahead of the challenge. These awards will surely rekindle the spirit of healthy competition.”

The Petroleum Federation of India is an apex hydrocarbon industry which acts as an oil industry interface with the government, regulatory authorities, public and representative bodies of traders and helps in resolution of issues and facilitates evolution of hydrocarbons related policies and regulations.

Others present at the glittering function held at the Scope Convention Centre, New Delhi, were Mr. P.Raghavendran, President (Refinery Business) & Vice Chairman, RIL and Mr. A. K. Arora, Director General, PetroFed.

Heartiest Congratulations to the winners and the IndianOil family!

Updated on April 16, 2009
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