New Delhi: ONGC Limited's Director (Technology & Field Services) Om Prakash Singh, has been appointed as Director on the board of MRPL Limited with effect from June 7. This information has been shared by the MRPL (Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemical Limited) in a regulatory filing to the stock exchange. He has been serving as Director (Technology & Field Services) of ONGC Limited since April 1, 2020.
Singh is a mechanical engineer with more than 32 years of experience, he has built a deep industry understanding and proven management experience across the technical and commercial roles he undertook during his career. He has a distinguished track record as a drilling engineer and has demonstrated dynamic leadership and vision, as he progressed through various roles within the company. He is well-versed with national and international exploration & production business and carries extensive experience in offshore and onshore operations. Singh also has the vast industry knowledge and global business experience. He had played major roles in handling the challenging deepwater drilling project in India and overseas projects in Vietnam, Iran, Qatar and Brazil.
His tenure as Head Nhava Supply Base has been very impressive. In challenging conditions, he exhibited a leading role with enthusiasm, clarity and discipline, thereby transforming the performance of the Nhava Supply Base. With a focus on performance metrics and a continual drive for excellence, Singh spearheaded Tripura Asset as the Asset Manager. During his tenure, the Asset made significant improvements, as he was instrumental in a number of initiatives and enhanced the overall performance of the asset by fast-tracking projects and synergizing resource mobilization and its utilization.
Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) is an oil refinery at Mangalore and is a subsidiary of ONGC, set up in 1988. The refinery is located at Katipalla, north of the centre of Mangalore city. The refinery was established after displacing five villages of Bala, Kalavar, Kuthetoor, Katipalla, and Adyapadi. The refinery has a versatile design with high flexibility to process crudes of various API gravity and with a high degree of automation. MRPL has a design capacity to process 15 million metric tonnes per annum and is the only refinery in India to have two hydrocracker-producing premium diesel (high cetane). It also has a Polypropylene unit with a capacity of 4,40,000 MT/annum.