BN Talukdar appointed as the new DGH

The Government of India has appointed BN Talukdar as the Director General, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, effective from February 6, 2014.
Mr Talukdar has over 37 years of experience in the petroleum industry. He has practiced all exploration, development, reservoir management and drilling activities of Oil India Ltd.
Prior to joining OIL in 1977, he worked in the Reservoir Engineering Division of ONGC. He has proved himself to be an excellent reservoir engineering manager, contributing tremendously toward achieving higher oil recovery from OIL’s old reservoirs. He has to his credit a number of advanced technologies which have been inducted to OIL, including the horizontal drilling technology. For the first time in OIL, he has successfully completed an overseas exploration project in Gabon and discovered oil which is the first discovery made by OIL outside India. He has also set up a knowledge-based Institute for the first time in OIL to challenge the competitive market.
Prior to joining OIL on December 1, 2007, Mr Talukdar held the post of Group General Manager (Geosciences) in the North-East India.

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