Rajesh Kumar Srivastava took charge as the new Director (Exploration) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on 2nd August. He takes over the reins of exploration of India’s flagship explorer upon superannuation of A K Dwivedi on 31st July.
Speaking after assuming office, Srivastava shared his views in regard to future potential for improvement in exploration and development to realise the goals set by ONGC. He emphasised the need to focus on play-based exploration as the way forward to further energy search by bringing in new areas under the ambit of exploration. He shared that priorities for exploration fraternity would be to open up the new plays, consolidate the successes for early monetisation, acquisition of new acreages including NSP covered areas, besides working for field growth opportunities.
Srivastava called for a unified effort from all quarters to march towards a better tomorrow and a sustainable growth of the organisation. He earnestly hopes from all the stakeholders for convergence in realising the goal of the company. With over 35 years of experience, Srivastava is an expert in up-stream hydrocarbon exploration from well site operations (on-land and offshore), development geology, seismic data interpretation to monitoring and planning of exploration.