Rao replaces Mathur at Tata Petrodyne

Vol 18, PW 7 (20 Nov 14) News in Brief

Ex-ONGC director exploration SV Rao has replaced Anupam Mathur as executive director and CEO of Mumbai-based Tata Petrodyne.

Mathur retired on August 20 this year and Rao, 61, replaced him on September 25. “Yes that’s true.

I have joined Tata Petrodyne,” Rao tells PETROWATCH. “After retiring from ONGC (in March 2013) I was in my ‘cooling off’ period.

” Rao has a reputation for being reserved and keeping a low profile. His 35 years of experience should serve him well as he manages the company’s interests at six Indian blocks and two Indonesian blocks.

In India, Tata Petrodyne has stakes at the PY-3 field in the offshore Cauvery basin; block CB-OS/2 in the gulf of Cambay, home to the producing Lakshmi and Gauri fields; offshore block CB-OS/1, expected to begin producing from 2015; Palar basin blocks PR-OSN-2004/1 (offshore) and PR-ONN-2005/1 (onshore); and onshore Ganga Valley basin block GV-ONN-2005/3.

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