Project Management Institute (PMI) in association with Petroleum Federation of India (PETROFED) and with University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) as Knowledge partner bring you this unique conference which aims to address project complexities and challenges faced in the Oil & Gas industry. It comes at a time when profitability and timely execution of complex projects are decisively important in India.

India is the 4th largest consumer of oil and petroleum products in the world with 216 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) refining capacity
Latest report on Mega Projects by Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation (MoSPI – November 2015) reveals that, out of 30 Projects in in the Oil & Gas Sector, 11 projects have cost overruns amounting to Rs 10,000 crores and 18 projects are delayed with respect to original schedule have time overruns ranging from 3 to 71 months
Initiatives of the Govt. of India of ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘Smart City’ are further expected to grow the need for power in India
There is a growing need to efficiently manage scarce resources and adopt best practices in Project Management to consistently deliver projects on time and within budget.


Delegate Profile

This event will be of interest to all project professionals involved in upstream, midstream or downstream operations from oil companies, project management consultants and EPC companies from the public and private sector.

  • Project and program managers                                Project management consultants
  • Project team members                                              Project finance professionals
  • Business decision makers                                         Risk analysts and scheduling professionals
  • Project planning experts                                            HR and training managers
  • EPC managers                                                            Academic institutions

Why Attend This Event

Assess the measures required by industry to adopt established global standards and improve organizational maturity on project management.

Spur discussions on the key reasons for project delays, for e.g. poor planning, execution and monitoring.

Probe into skill gaps and find possible ways to bridge this gap by focusing on project management capability.


08:30 – 10:00 REGISTRATION

Badge collection and networking over tea/coffee


Lighting of Lamp

Address by Dr. R. K. Malhotra, Director General | PetroFed

Address by Raj Kalady, MD | PMI India

10:45 – 11:15 TEA / COFFEE BREAK
11:15 – 12:15 BUSINESS SESSION I: Project Planning

Opening Remarks by Session Chairperson - Mr. Anish Aggarwal |Director (Pipelines), IOCL

Speaker 1: Partha Purkayastha – Managing Director | Amec Foster Wheeler India
Topic: Project Planning- Key to successful Project Delivery

Speaker 2: Confirmation awaited
Topic: Planning for overcoming challenges in Linear Projects

Q&A and Closing Remarks by Session Chairperson

12:15 – 13:15 BUSINESS SESSION II: Project Execution

Opening Remarks by Session Chairperson - Mr. Ajay Vishwakarma, Associate Vice President-Project Management | Technip India Ltd. 

Speaker 1: Ashis Majumdar, Joint General Manager, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering
Topic: Managing stakeholders -Role of PM/EPC in successful execution of Projects

Speaker 2: Mr. Suresh Chopra, ED (Projects) Refineries Division | IOCL and Mr. Mukesh Mohan, DGM | IOC Paradeep Refinery
Topic: Paradeep Refinery commissioning- Case Study by IOCL (Refineries Division)

Q & A and Closing Remarks by Session Chairperson

13:15 – 14:15 NETWORKING LUNCH

Opening Remarks by Session Chairperson - V.T. Chandra Sekhar Rao

Speaker 1: Alok Nandan, Executive Director | ONGC
Topic: Managing Contractual issues in facilitating Project Delivery

Speaker 2: Arun Jain, Managing Director | FLUOR Corporation (India)
Topic: Successful contracting strategies - International best practices and the need for adaptation in India

Q & A and Closing Remarks by Session Chairperson

15:15 – 15:45 TEA / COFFEE BREAK

Opening Remarks by Session Chairperson - Mr Utpal Ghosh, President & CEO | UPES

Panel Discussion: Building Project Management Capability across the Project organization

Panelist 1: Mr. M. V. N. Rao, Group HR Head | L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd.
Panelist 2: Mr. Suresh Chopra, ED(Projects) Refineries Division | IOCL
Panelist 3: Mr. R.P.Mehrotra ED (HR) | EIL
Panelist 4: Mr. A.K.Chopra; ED (HR) | Petronet LNG

Q & A and Closing Remarks by Session Chairperson

17:15 – 17:30 VOTE OF THANKS



The Hyatt Regency

Delhi Fire Station Ring Road, New Delhi, DL 110066

Organizer's Speak

Mr Suresh Chopra

Executive Director (Projects) | Indian Oil Corporation(IOC),
Refineries Division

Convener - Steering Committee

Project Management Conference for Oil and Gas Industry 2016

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Dr. Neeraj Rawat

Assistant Director (Outreach,
Learning & Development)

Member - Steering Committee

Project Management Conference for Oil and Gas Industry 2016

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Mr. Ajay Vishwakarma

Associate Vice President - Project Management | Technip India Limited

Member - Steering Committee

Project Management Conference for Oil and Gas Industry 2016

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Contact us

PMI Organization Centre Pvt. Ltd., 302-305, 3rd Floor, Balarama, Plot No. C-3, E Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai – 400051, India

Email : conference@pmi-india.org