Pankaj Kumar, Director (Offshore), Oil and Natural Gas corporation (ONGC), has been appointed as a government director on the board of HPCL vice Dr. Alka Mittal, Director (HR), ONGC effective June 22, 2022.
Pankaj Kumar is a Director (Offshore) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation effective 4th September, 2021. As Director (Offshore), he is responsible for the entire gamut of offshore fields contributing around 70% of oil and 78% of natural gas production of ONGC.
Kumar is a thorough oil & gas industry professional with more than 34 years of experience across ONGC's business functions varying from operations management of offshore and onshore fields, well engineering, joint venture management, corporate strategic management, and asset management.
During this period he has held key positions as Chief of Corporate Strategy & Planning group of ONGC and Asset Manager of Cambay Asset and Ahmedabad Assets. Sustainable production enhancement from mature fields of Ahmedabad and Cambay is another testimony to his impeccable asset & project management skills.
He is known for his visionary approach and dynamic decision making with excellent performance records. During his stint in Joint Venture (JV) Operations Group, Kumar was instrumental in the exceptional turnaround of CB-OS/2 Offshore JV block by making it profitable with almost 100% increase in production and delivering complex offshore projects in Panna-Mukta and Tapti block, on-time and within allocated budget. Kumar's immense contribution in formulation of ONGC's Long Term Growth Strategy: Energy Strategy 2040 as Chief Corporate Strategy & Planning is remarkable.
During his tenure as Asset Manager of the largest onshore Asset of ONGC at Ahmedabad, Country faced the worst ever Pandemic and the lockdown situation. Under his dynamic leadership during severe lockdown conditions, assets having 67 installations continued operations on round the clock basis and maintained production.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Roorkee (now lIT Roorkee) and Master's degree in Process Engineering from lIT Delhi. He completed Advanced Management Program at IIM, Bengaluru and Leadership Development Program at IIM, Calcutta.