New Delhi: Om Prakash Singh has taken over charge as Director (Technology & Field Services) of ONGC Limited, a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. He has been appointed on the post with effect from April 1, upon the superannuation of Navin Chandra Pandey. Prior to this assignment, he was serving as Group General Manager in the same organisation. PSU Watch had earlier reported that Singh was recommended for the post of Director (Technology & Field Services) of ONGC Limited by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel in September 2019. He was selected from a list of six candidates who were interviewed by the selection panel.
Education & background
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 an extensive experience of offshore and onshore operations. Singh also has 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.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
ONGC is a state-owned enterprise of the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It is an Indian multinational oil and gas company. Its registered office is in New Delhi. It produces around 70 percent of India’s crude oil which is equivalent to around 30 percent of the country’s total demand and around 62 percent of its natural gas.