Mr. Ved Prakash Mahawar today took over as Director (Onshore) of ONGC; India's largest and the global 3rd ranked E&P company.
As Director (Onshore), a board level position, he will be directly looking after all the Onshore operations spread across the country which significantly contribute towards ONGC's overall physical performance.
Mr. Mahawar brings with him 33 years of vast experience of managing drilling and operational functions, holding various key positions across vast spectrum of oil field activities.
Prior to his joining the present assignment he has been OSD(Onshore) at Delhi for some time before which he was heading Tripura Asset of ONGC as Executive Director-Asset Manager. Under his leadership, Tripura Asset saw increase in gas production by more than two folds. During his tenure ONGC commenced supplying gas for both units of ONGC Tripura Power Company-OTPC. He has also been instrumental in monetization of two discovered fields, putting them on production.
Mr. Mahawar also pioneered the critical Well Control expertise for ONGC. A veteran of numerous Blow-out control jobs and proven experience in handling the complicated well control problems in onshore & offshore fields of ONGC, OVL & other operators in India with utmost safety, he has been major force and face of the Crisis Management Team (CMT) making ONGC self-reliant in dealing with well control situations.
He was also instrumental in establishing the Well Control School at Institute of Drilling Technology (IDT), Dehradun, which has been imparting training to ONGC employees and oil personnel from other Indian as well foreign oil companies.
A Mechanical graduate from Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur Mr. Mahawar started career with ONGC as Drilling Engineer in 1982. He is known as the first sub-sea engineer of ONGC. He has to his credit more than 25 papers presented in international conferences. He also developed "Well Control Manual for Offshore Operations" and was part of the team to develop OISD Standard 174 for Well Control Practices.