Hydrocarbon resources are to play a major role in expediting India’s growth in 21st century. The target of reducing our country’s oil import bill by 10% by 2020 can be achieved through aggressive exploration in new acreages and judicious exploitation of existing fields. A motivated and technically sound human resource forms the back bone for meeting these challenges. Association of Petroleum Geologists provides a forum where academia, experienced geoscientists, new entrants from industry and students pursuing Earth Sciences can converge to deliberate on vexing scientific issues and find solutions that will facilitate in steering exploration and development arm of the industry. The efforts will also help in motivating younger India to make Earth Science and Petroleum studies in particular, as their career choice.
It is heartening to know that the present body of the association is a mix of experienced, motivated, dynamic and young office bearers who have the potential of fulfilling association’s mandate. I wish the 2017-19 APG Executive Body a fruitful and memorable tenure.
Director (Exploration), ONGC
& Patron, APG India