GERMI Welcomes Mr. P. H. Rao

prMr. P. H. Rao, M.Sc. (Tech)
Petroleum Research Wing, GERMI-RIIC       
Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Mr. P. H. Rao has thirty three years of oil industry experience as a seismic data acquisition and exploration manager and exploration and development geoscientist with strong multidisciplinary integration skills and proven record of oil and gas discoveries. Proven experience as an effective and successful project and team leader as well as team member of involving complex geological studies. Possess excellent communication skills. Aware of latest state of art technologies. Posses sound knowledge of G&G data interpretation on workstations using LandMark and Hampson Russel softwares and lead G&G teams at various levels for interpretation of 3D and 2D Seismic data for prospect delineation and evaluation. Aware of various seismic interpretation softwares. 

Mr. Rao, actively involved in exploration in Mumbai Off-Shore, Cambay and Rajastan basins. He has successfully lead and completed several G&G data analysis projects for Exploration of Oil and Gas which resulted in several discoveries and delineation of fields. He lead G&G teams for Techno-commercial evaluation of NELP blocks on offer for bidding during 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th rounds related to Cambay, Rajasthan and Western Off-Shore blocks.

Mr. Rao has substantially contributed in the field of 2D and 3D seismic data acquisition in various Basins of India, and is an expert in Planning, Execution, Parameterization and Quality control of Seismic Surveys. His core skills are: Prospect generation and delineation in Clastic, Carbonate reservoirs, Basement fracture analysis, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, attribute analysis and reservoir characterization, planning, execution and monitoring of Exploration inputs, contract management including PSC management, effective project Leadership, and establishing Virtual Reality Centers and its effective utilization for exploration of Oil and Gas.

Mr. Rao is a life member of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists, India and contributed several technical papers in the field of Oil Exploration. Mr. Rao is a Post Graduate in Geophysics and worked for ONGC for more than three decades and superannuated as General Manager (Geophysics).