As director, onshore, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Sanjay Kumar Moitra oversees the production of oil and gas from the onshore fields of the company. He has held this position since April 18, 2018.
With over 35 years of experience in oil and gas production activities at several Indian basins, he has conceptualised many out-of-the-box ideas for efficient resource management in the implementation of a large number of complex and high-value projects in the country’s oil and gas industry.
Prior to his current position, Moitra was head of the Bassein & Satellite (B&S) asset in Western Offshore, Mumbai during 2013-18. This asset is the highest gas-producing asset and the second highest oil-producing asset of ONGC. The B&S asset accounts for about 30 per cent of total gas production of the country.
In the past, he has held several critical senior management roles including head, well services-offshore and chief, offshore technology and projects (2012-13), surface area manager, mumbai high (north) (2010-12), in-charge, facility engineering group, western offshore (2008-10), head, production planning, monitoring and analysis group of all offshore assets and plants of Mumbai region of ONGC (2004-08).
Armed with expertise in the sector, Moitra has headed various high-level committees and task forces to oversee critical projects related to oil and gas production, facility renewal, operational issues and technology initiatives.
A thorough technocrat, Moitra has authored many scientific papers relevant to the oil and gas industry and has also presented several papers on the sector. He authored a paper on “Integrated Asset Model of Mumbai High Field”, which he presented at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC-2007) in Houston, US. He has co-authored a paper on “Implementation of Integrated Network Optimization Model for the Mumbai High Field — Crucial to Field-Wide Optimization”, which he presented at Offshore Europe-2009 in Aberdeen, UK, among others. He is also a director on the board of a number of ONGC group companies such as Dahej SEZ Limited and ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited.
Moitra joined ONGC in 1982. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a specialisation in mechanical engineering from Jabalpur University, India and has also completed an advance management course from Cambridge University, UK in 2011.