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GAIL fast tracks implementation of Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga Project

Pipe laying Contracts awarded in Bihar, Jharkhand and West Benga

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GAIL (India) has awarded laying contract for 520 kms pipeline connectivity from Dobhi (in Bihar) to Durgapur (in West Bengal) including 120 kms line to Jamshedpur (in Jharkhand).

With these awards, major contracts for Phase – II of the Jagdishpur-Haldia and-Dhamra Natural Gas Pipeline (JHBDPL) project, have been finalised.

The prestigious 2655 kms long JHBDPL project, also known as the 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' project will pass through the state of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.

The project will usher industrial development in East India by supplying environmentally clean Natural Gas to Fertilizer & Power plant, Refineries, Steel plants and other Industries. The city gas network laying activity in Varanasi and Bhubaneswar has already commenced and activities in other cities namely Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Cuttack and Kolkata will start by next month. The city gas distribution will provide clean fuel to household, transportation and other commercial sectors.

Mr B C. Tripathi, CMD, GAIL (India) said that "The project activities of Phase-I is under advanced stage of construction which will supply gas to Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Patna & Barauni. Though certain hindrances are being encountered in RoU opening, GAIL is putting all out efforts to overcome the hindrances and complete the Phase-I before the scheduled completion of December 2018. With the award for pipeline to Durgapur and Jamshedpur, GAIL till date has already awarded contracts over Rs 6000 crores covering phase I & II of the project."

Mr Tripathi said "GAIL is presently executing 4000 kms of Natural Gas pipeline. The 4000 kms pipe line will cover the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala & Karnataka. GAIL is making huge investment in pipeline to fulfil Government's vision of National Gas Grid. The CAPEX of GAIL for the next Financial year is expected over Rs 6000 crs which will be a jump of more than 50 per cent of current Financial year."

With these, the activities of Phase –II of JHBDPL and City gas projects en-route the pipeline will also gain momentum and GAIL is committed to complete the project within the project cost and schedule.

GAIL to host Oil and Gas HSE Conclave, over 350 delegates to participate in the event


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GAIL OiL and Gas Conclave

Dr Ashutosh Karnatak, GAIL Director (Projects) and Chairman, Oil and Gas Conclave and Mr P K Gupta, GAIL Director (HR) speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi on Wednesday.


NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 06 : The Three Cs, I told myself. When you're not Comfortable with it, it's not a Compliment, it's Creepy."
― Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Alice in Charge

So taking a cognitive a-view of safety and endangered enviromentai issues going beyond the line GAIL (India) is hosting a two-0day high-profile Oil and Gas HSE Conclave of oil and gas Companies on from December 08 to December 09, 2017 at Noida. The conclave will have the convergence of senior officials from the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and heads of oil and gas PSUs in India.


Speaking at the curtain raiser press conference on the Conclave at GAIL's Corporate Office in Delh, Dr Ashutosh Karnatak, GAIL Director (Projects) and Chairman, Oil and Gas Conclave and Shri P K Gupta, GAIL Director (HR) emphasised the importance of the operation and maintenance aspect of the Oil and Gas Sector in terms of Health Safety and Environment related issues that each plant of Hydrocarbon Sector grapple and keeping the pedestal of accident free, smooth operation of the plant is of paramount importance.

Call to stand guard over maintenance

"While supplies of and production of the vital products of transportation of the hydrocarbon products, natural gas through cross country pipeline infrastructure, refinery and petrochemical units are maintained at the optimum level to meet the requirement of the country as a whole, smooth operation of the plants are required to be maintained by mitigating the risk of any eventuality in the operation. Hydrocarbon sector is prone to various industrial hazard during operation."


While supplies of and production of the vital products of transportation of the hydrocarbon products, natural gas through cross country pipeline infrastructure, refinery and petrochemical units are maintained at the optimum level to meet the requirement of the Country as a whole, smooth operation of the plants are required to be maintained by mitigating the risk of any eventuality during the operation. Dr. Karnatak, said hydrocarbon sector is prone to various industrial hazard during operation.


He pointed out that the two day conclave will deliberate on various issue on the HSE matters for the smooth operation and maintenance of the system in place. He said that more than 350 delegates from oil and gas PSUs and Private Sector Companies are expected to participate in the event including various institutions and Regulators and other stakeholders besides noted contractors during the event.


Referring to the vast marketing distribution network developed by the oil companies supplying essential fuels in the remotest parts, Dr Ashutosh Karnatak said that India has the second largest customer base in the world. "With the country's high oil import dependence, it is necessary that petroleum products be leveraged with maximum reach to end use customers across the country and importance of Health Safety and Environment issues are really very important today.


The Conclave will deliberate on the role of leadership in developing world class HSE culture, alignment of HSE management and business continuity. A total of 44 panelists from across the world will participate from different organizations like ENOC, Dupont, Oil India, MGL, Safety Erudite Inc., L&T Hydrocarbon, HPCL, GAIL, Reliance Industries Ltd., BAPCO, BHEL, EIL, IOCL, Acuizen Technologies, Accenture Management Consulting, Cairn India, DNV GL, Reliance Gas Transportation, IGL, Essar Oil, OISD, Mahanagar Gas, UL, TERI, GRI, UPES, Global Compact Network, Maharashtra Natural Gas & Ex-Official from Organization.

PNG Minister inaugurates SPG india , Jaipur


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The 12th Biennial International Conference & Exposition of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) India was inaugurated by Hon'ble Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship at JECC Jaipur on Friday . The three days International Conference & Exposition of SPG India will remain open till 19th November 2017.

The Union Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan addressed the participants of the associated geoscientist of SPG.

In his second consecutive visit to SPG conference Mr Dharmendra Pradhan stressed upon theme of conference " Energy trough Synergy" in his inaugural address and emphasized upon the importance of Oil sector in India's energy ecosystem and its role in national economy. Elaborating on the changing energy scenario, he mentioned the historic stages of development of the energy supply and its impact on industry.

Elaborating further, he expressed that the first industrial revolution was a result of development of Coal- seam derived energy. In due course of time, the energy sourcing changed over to hydrocarbon followed by electricity. With India being the third largest consumer of the energy in the world, the Hon'ble minister emphasized upon bringing new and alternate energy sources like Gas hydrates in the energy supply chain.

Such conferences are platform to provide an environment for various players of the energy arena to come together and exchange ideas for scientific and technological innovation

PNG Minister, Dharmendra Pradham


In his opinion data is a key factor for growth because Old data viewed from a new perspective over a period of time, can result in new opportunities. Referring to Geoscience technologies as the key link in improving exploration success for oil and gas in the country, He categorically expressed his expectations from the Geoscientific community to reduce import dependency by at least 10% and ensure energy affordability, sustainability and accessibility for entire spectrum of people of India in order to fulfill the vision of the Prime Minister of India.

Talking about policy decisions taken by Govt. of India, he made reference to various initiatives taken by the Govts. to facilitate the ease of carrying out business in energy sector of India while ensuring that the revenue income will also grow. During the inauguration, the honorable minister released the Souvenir and special issue of half yearly journal , GEOHORIZON.

While speaking on this occasion, Guest of honor, Padma Vibhushan, Dr. Anil Kakodkar, Former Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy emphasized upon the 'Exploitation of Knowledge' fornational growth. Talking about the importance of knowledge, he emphasized upon need to develop a peer system to retain decision specific knowledge. He also opined that hierarchical
system is not conducive for pr

SPG India gears up for its 12th Biennial International Conference & Exposition


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A common platform was envisaged to resolve and establish the technical ideas and practical experiences for improved interactions and knowledge sharing among E&P industries and academia. Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) India was established in 1992, with a small group of 30 Exploration Geophysicists 25 years ago at Dehradun.

SPG has made momentous progress, expanded its network by connecting E&P professionals, eminent scientists, Academic institutions and students with in country and abroad. SPG-India presently has ten Regional Chapters, including one overseas (N. America), 18 Student Chapters all over India. Its total membership has reached approximately 3000, which includes Life, Annual & Student memberships. SPG-India has held 11 International Conferences & publishes a half yearly technical journal "GEOHORIZONS".

SPG is presently affiliated to international societies "Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)" USA, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) - Netherlands & Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), Australia.

The SPG-India, publishes half yearly technical journal GEOHORIZONS, which contains technical papers, case studies and activities of the various regional and student chapters regularly.
SPG started organizing Biennial International Conference & Exposition in 1996 at Delhi and is going to organize its 12th version from 17-19 November 2017 at Jaipur.

The themes of this biennial event were always in tune with the prevailing situation in oil industry and challenges faced by it. It varied from Exploration in the 21st century toLeveraging Technologies for E&P Business for Mitigating Exploration Risks to Solutions through Technologies, Uncertainty to Possibility and the theme is "Energy through Synergy" for the current conference.

Over the years the number of delegates attending the conference has gone to manifold along with number of technical papers presented in Oral and Poster session during this biennial event. SPG began conducting Pre and Post conference Continuing Education (CE) courses which have increased from 2 to 24 over these years. With a view to provide a common platform to E&P industry stalwarts for sharing experiences and knowledge, many events like Theme sessions, Plenary sessions, Key note addresses by industry luminaries, Interaction between industry & academia, Global affairs Committee meeting, CEO meet, Business forum etc. became the part of conference program.

The Biennial event of SPG has etched its name in international calendar of technical conferences. It has been amply displayed by the presence of Presidents of SEG, EAGE, ASEG& SPE and other industry captains during SPG conferences over the years. SPG has international affiliations with Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), USA, European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE), Netherlands & Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), Australia.

The student chapters were opened at the leading universities & institutes. Various programs like Quiz, interaction with industry leaders and job fairs were organized for Post Graduate Earth Science students. The domain experts visited various student chapters to deliver the lectures. To address the problem of dwindling interest among the students towards Earth Sciences, school students were involved through Quiz and essay competitions and are also invited for attending the conferences Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), USA. The main event consist of 4 Theme, Plenary Sessions, Oral and poster technical Sessions, and Student Programs.


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