On 23rd Feb 2016, the ONGC Videsh G&G Centre of Excellence at Houston, USA was inaugurated by Mr. Narendra K Verma, CEO and Managing Director, ONGC Videsh along with Mr. A.K. Dwivedi, Director (Exploration), ONGC and Mr. S.P. Garg, Director (Finance), ONGC Videsh.


The G&G Centre of Excellence has been conceptualized and formed to act as a think tank and resource base to augment the efforts of ONGC Videsh in its exploration, development and producing assets. The Centre has come up from scratch, literarily built brick by brick over last one year. The Centre is manned by a very competent team of G&G professionals with high education qualifications (all six G&G employees hold PHDs from renowned US and UK Universities) and work experience of major E&P companies of the world.

During the interaction with the team, Mr. Verma laid out his vision for the Centre wherein he elaborated that this team needs to develop work flows in their respective disciplines based on the best practices which they have witnessed and experienced in the major E&P companies. The first set of project data has been delivered to the team and MD mentioned that he expected the team to add value to the company through exploration success and managing and increasing production from developing and producing assets. Mr. Dwivedi was impressed with the credentials of the team and mentioned that if need be, the centre should also cater to the needs of ONGC. Mr. Garg wished the best to the team and hoped that the team can help ONGC Videsh in realizing its growth targets.

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Glimpses from the event. Seen in the pictures are Managing Director, ONGC Videsh, Director (F) ONGC Videsh and D(E), ONGC along with new recruits of the G&G Centre, Mr. S.K. Pathak, ED, Hazira, ONGC Videsh team and Mr. Kartikay Sonrexa, Executive Advisor, G&G Centre and Mr. Rajarshi Gupta, CM-Houston.

After the inauguration, MD, D(F) and D(E), ONGC held a Video Conference from G&G Centre with the team of MECL and Colombia Country Office and reviewed the activities of Colombia.