Profile of Domain Experts

Petroleum Research Wing – Data Interpretation Centre

Mr. N. C. Nanda:
Mr. Nanda possess a prominent experience of more than five decades in petroleum upstream industry and has worked with ONGC ltd for more than 37 years making an outstanding contributions in exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources in onshore & offshore basins of India. His sound conceptual understanding of Reservoir Models from study of Seismic data brought him recognition by Government of India and was honored with National Mineral Award in 1987 for his pioneering contribution in the field of Reservoir Seismic. Currently, a freelance Petroleum Geophysicist, he is consultant to several E&P companies in India, a visiting faculty to Universities and well-known Trainer.


Mr. S Bandu Rao Naik:
Mr. Naik is a well-known geophysicist having last served in ONGC ltd as General Manager handling the challenging profile of geophysics and was actively involved in acquiring 2D seismic data of Krishna Godavari, Cauvery and Assam basins of India. He bears a rich work experience of Oil exploration which includes key techniques like Seismic Data Acquisition, Seismic 2D/3D Interpretation of Exploration and Development. Mr. Naik is also having good knowledge of Software maintenance and Development that helps him guide other G&G personnel. Mr. Naik also has a rich experience in Training and Development having worked as nodal officer for knowledge Management of ONGC and was also designated as a Mentor for seismic Interactive Interpretation and a subject matter expert in E-Learning initiatives. He is professionally connected to different learning forums of Geophysics and credits to his name a series of paper published in this field.


Mr. Sanjive Mayor:
Mr. Mayor possesses a rich work experience in the field of Geology and was associated with ONGC as General Manager where he extensively worked upon areas like Well Site Operations, Production, Exploration and Interpretation, Basin Modelling, Estimation of Reserves, Assessment of Blocks on different sites within India as well as abroad. He also has sound knowledge of Clastic Reservoirs, Shale Reservoirs, Fracture in Basalt / Basement, Structural Modelling and Petroleum System Modelling. Mr. Mayor has been recognized many a times for his meritorious services and has also been awarded ONGC CMD’s Best Paper Award for the paper titled “Sand Distribution Pattern and dispositional model of Kopilli formation (Eocene) with special reference to sequence stratigraphic framework from North Assam Shelf, Assam Arakan Basin, India”.


Mr. A.K.S. Kakani:
Mr. Kakani has over 34 years experience in Well Log data processing and Formation Evaluation and has rich experience of working with several companies within India and Abroad namely BG E&P India Limited, Sperry Sun Drilling Services, Halliburton Energy Services, HLS India Ltd., and ONGC. He has successfully managed AFE teams in India and overseas rendering formation evaluation services to different oil and service companies. He has conducted Log analysis courses for logging engineers and students and is currently engaged as Chief Technical Advisor in Varpal Energy Services. He is also associated with HLS Asia as Advisor (Petrophysics) wherein he is leading a team supporting formation Evaluation services to different Oil companies.


Mr. K.S.V.R. Krishna Rao:
Mr. Rao has extensive experience in logging operations, Log analysis, formation evaluation, and reservoir characterization for more than 35 years in ONGC. During his service in ONGC ltd he held many a prominent positions with respect to logging function that include In-charge of logging division, Karaikal; Project leader in KDMIPE and Head of log interpretation group in WoB, Mumbai. He has been a trainer and has delivered series of sessions on logging related topics. Post retirement he serves as a consultant and have provided consultancy to different companies namely, Adani Wellspun, Eesh Energy Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., BPRL (GoI- PSU) and Blade Energy, USA.