Har Govind new ONGC chief risk officer

Vol 18, PW 21 (18 Jun 15) News in Brief

Har Govind’s exemplary performance handling the devastating blowout at the Olpad#31 well in April has won him the post of chief risk officer (CRO) at ONGC.

Govind took charge in Delhi on June 1 and is responsible for ONGC's response to all crises like fires or accidents. He was replaced as Ankleshwar asset manager by local well services head DMR Sekhar.

Govind was Ankleshwar chief since May 21 last year (2014). Before that he was at Karaikal in Puducherry.

“Yes I have taken over as CRO,” confirms Govind to PETROWATCH. “Ankleshwar will be headed by (group general manager) Sekhar.

No executive director will be appointed for the asset.” Sekhar has been at Ankleshwar since late 2012.

Before that he was general manager (surface) at the Rajahmundry asset in Andhra Pradesh. “My core priority is to increase oil and gas production,” said Sekhar.

Ankleshwar is one of ONGC's largest onland assets with 25 fields producing 19,600 b/d of oil from 1600 wells.

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