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Dharmendra Pradhan MoS (I/C) PNG pays his maiden field visit in ONGC Assam Asset, Reviews production performance

Dated: April 16,2015 06:55:20 PM

Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister of State, Petroleum & Natural Gas visited Assam Asset of ONGC on 15th and 16th April, 2015.

Mr Pradhan visited the Geleky Drill site EV 2000 5 today and he took keen interest in the onshore drilling process. He interacted with all the employees of the drill site to understand the nitty-gritty of the complicated drilling activities of the field as well as the working conditions of the employees.

Hon’ble Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Geleky GGS-I in ONGC Assam Asset

Mr. Pradhan was accompanied by the Hon'ble Members of Parliament, Mr Kamakhya Prasad Tasa and Mr Rameshwar Teli, Additional secretary, MoPNG Mr A.P. Sawhney and CMD ONGC Mr Dinesh K. Sarraf.

Mr Pradhan also visited the Geleky GGS-I (Group Gathering Station-I) where oil is collected from all the wells in the surrounding areas. The Geleky GGS-I was constructed in 1968 and currently producing over 1000 tonnes of crude oil per day.

Hon'ble Minister also reviewed the overall performance of the ONGC Assam Asset in the late evening of April 15 to ascertain as to what should be done in order to increase the production of this one of the oldest Assets of ONGC.

Hon’ble Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Geleky drill site in Assam Asset

While appreciating the efforts and enthusiasm of ONGC officers he said, "You need to think differently so that the decline in production is arrested and oil also comes from the new areas. The traditional way of thinking will not help make a turnaround of this Asset."

Mr Pradhan said the dream of Hon'ble Prime Minister towards the progress of India's Northeast can be realized only when we are able to exploit the natural resources in this region particularly oil and gas in a much faster and better way.

The Minister has also reviewed the various activities in the field of CSR in Assam and shared his thoughts about how CSR activities can be made more structured and people oriented.

Team ONGC assured the Hon'ble Minister that no stone would be left unturned to achieve higher production from this Asset.

Hon’ble Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at Geleky drill site in ONGC Assam Asset

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