ONGC Mumbai High a national treasure: Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri

Mumbai | 19 February 2024

The successful completion of Mumbai High’s 50 years marks an extraordinary and glorious journey, complimented Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri on 18 February 2024. Mr. Puri emphasized Mumbai High’s pivotal role as a beacon for future exploration, urging ONGC to embrace cutting-edge technologies like AI and Data Analytics for sustainability and reduced environmental impact. He expressed satisfaction with ONGC’s efforts in bringing new discoveries into production, signaling a strategic path for further advancements to bolster the nation’s growth.

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The Golden Jubilee Celebrations in Mumbai was graced by esteemed dignitaries including Hon’ble MoS, PNG and Labour and Employment Shri Rameswar Teli, Secretary, MoPNG Shri Pankaj Jain, IAS, and ONGC Chairman and CEO Shri Arun Kumar Singh

Encouraging ONGC to lead exploration in the sedimentary basin, Mr. Puri stressed the importance of blending experience with fresh perspectives to enhance production and rejuvenate plans. He commended the new ISPHEM facility in Goa, acknowledged as a world-class establishment ensuring safety in the E&P industry, with recognition from the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

ONGC commemorated the occasion by honoring past leaders and young achievers contributing to Mumbai High’s development. Additionally, a short film titled “ONGC Promise” depicted the company’s journey, past, present, and future, through the perspective of a veteran ONGCian portrayed by actor Paresh Rawal.

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Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stressed the significance of combining expertise with new viewpoints to boost production and rejuvenate strategies

In his welcome address, the Chairman assured intensified production plans and significant investments for exploration, expressing hope for discovering a new field akin to Mumbai High soon. The Chairman reiterated ONGC’s commitment to exhaustively explore every opportunity within Mumbai High until every last drop of oil is recovered, underscoring the company’s dedication to maximizing resource utilization.

Issued by:

Corporate Communications, ONGC

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