Delhi Chapter

Executive Body of the APG -Delhi Chapter
Post Name
Regional Vice Presidents M.K. Sinha
Regional Secretary Swati Sathe
Regional Treasurer P.S. Routella


APG Delhi Chapter, which came into being on June 1, 2006, enables the members of the geo-scientific community based in Delhi-NCR to keep themselves abreast of the developments in the upstream E&P sector, as also to share their experiences with fellow members. To fulfil this objective various events have been organised in past two years. A brief of these is furnished below:

Talk on “A Decade of NELP – An Overview” by Mr. S K Srivastava, DG, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (Date : Feb 26, 2010; Venue : Hotel Samrat, New Delhi)

Mr. S.K Srivastava spoke at length about present status of the NELP regime, hydrocarbon resource base of the country, challenges and the way forward for the country in E&P business. The highlight of his talk was that there lies a huge yet-to-find potential for both the conventional and non-conventional hydrocarbons in the country. He also shed light on various challenges facing the upstream hydrocarbon sector in the country.

Mr. S K Srivastava delivering the lecture

Audience in rapt attention

Mr. D.K. Pande on the dias

Mr. A. K. Biswas, President, APG-Delhi Chapter welcomings the guests

The gathering was also addressed by Mr. D.K. Pande, Patron APG, and Director (E), ONGC.

Talk on “Concept Based Exploration - Success in Block 24, Syria” by Dr. James Peters and on “Opportunities, Technology and Challenges in Heavy Oil Field, Middle Magdalena Valley, South Colombia- A case study.” By Mr. Khireshwar Bora (Date: Aug 27, 2010; Venue: Hotel Claridges, New Delhi)

The APG-Delhi Chapter organized a technical seminar in New Delhi on Aug 27, 2010 where two eminent geoscientists from ONGC Videsh Limited shared their experiences in the field of exploration risk management and reservoir management in case of heavy oil recovery.

Dr J Peters, through an articulate presentation of the case history of the Block 24, Syria, highlighted how an exploration strategy with a suitable mix of G&G interpretation skills, use of modern technology and ability to take a calculated risk leads to success in hydrocarbon exploration. The punch line of his talk was “Taking a risk and drilling a prospect does not guarantee hydrocarbons, however not taking the risk guarantees no hydrocarbons.”

Dr. James Peters delivering the talk

Members absorbed in the presentation

Mr Khireshwar Bora dealt in great detail with the various challenges and possibilities in heavy oil scenarios.

Bora making presentation

Patron APG graced the occasion with his presence

Mr Bora very effectively demonstrated how a meticulous use of various techniques for flow assurance (such as steam injection) and production enhancement (such as use of horizontal wells) has lead to substantial gains in Middle Magdalena Valley, South Colombia. He emphasized that the time for heavy oil was now, as most of the light oil resource was under depletion.

Talk session on “Eocene Oil and Gas Fields of Upper Assam, India” by Oil India Ltd (Date: July 8, 2011; Venue: Hotel Samrat, New Delhi)

A technical session on the theme “Eocene Oil and Gas Fields of Upper Assam, India” was organized by the Chapter on July 8, 2011. The event was sponsored by Oil India Limited (OIL). It started with a talk titled “OIL’s Exploration for Eocene Play in Upper Assam Basin” by Mr. Indrajit Barua, Chief Geologist and Mr. Pradip Kumar Paul, Chief Geophysicist. This was followed by a talk on the theme “Managing OIL’s Eocene Fields” by Mr. Saloma Yomdo, Deputy Chief Engineer (Reservoir) and Dr. Manoj Kumar Sarmah, Research Scientist.

Mr. Indrajit Barua and Mr. Pradip Kumar Paul speaking on Exploration for Eocene Play in Upper Assam

Mr. Saloma Yomdo and Dr. Manoj Kumar Sarmah presenting the talk on management of OIL’s Eocene fields

It was for the first time that the geoscientists from OIL were sharing their experiences from the platform provided by APG-Delhi Chapter. The tightly structured talks successfully gave the esteemed members inkling into how the exploration and development cycle is unfolding itself in the OIL-held acreages north of the ONGC’s Banamali-Lakwa-Kuargaon corridor.