NIGIS GOVERNING BOARD 2021-2022



Mr. N Manohar Rao
Trustee


Mr. N Manohar Rao is a Civil Engineer from Mysore University. He has over 35 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. 
 
He has presented papers at various NACE International Conferences and is a regular faculty in NIGIS programmes. He is a member of NACE International & Institution of Engineers and recipient of 12th NIGIS Corrosion Awareness awards for excellence in corrosion. He has retired as Executive Director (HSSE & Bio-fuel) from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited this June. He is the Chairman of NACE India Section for 2018 – 19 and the Chairman, CORCON 2018. Presently Trustee of NIGIS and Vice – Chairman, NACE EAPA Area.



K B Singh
Chairman


K B Singh: +30 Years’ experience in Consultancy, Construction, Project Management, Technical Marketing, Design &Engineering of Products &Services in Power, Oil, Gas & Water Sector in India and abroad.  
 
He has published several Technical Papers on Coatings &Cathodic Protection in various Indian &International Journals. Specialization in the following fields: External and internal pipeline coatings, field joint coatings &plant piping coating for oil, gas and water transmission and distribution on-shore and off-shore pipelines. Cathodic Protection for Tanks (Internal/External), Buried / Above ground plant piping, Cross Country Pipelines Skin Effect Heat Tracing of high viscous crude and sulfur cross country insulated pipelines.



Heramb Trifaley
Vice - Chairman


Heramb is a Paint Application Technologist, NACE Certified Coating Inspector - Level 3 (Peer Reviewed) and a NACE approved CIP Instructor. Heramb possesses 23 years of experience working with numerous coating systems and materials across board. He has worked closely with Paint Manufacturing, Oil & Gas - Upstream and Downstream, Passive Fireproofing (Jet fire and Cellulosic), Fertiliser, Power Generation, Power Distribution, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Heavy Chemical, Nuclear and Decorative coatings industry all across the world. Heramb was responsible for instituting “Coating Management Methodology” in the FPSO and Drilling Rigs industry. He has presented various technical papers at CORCON and other symposiums. As a CIP instructor, Heramb has conducted CIP classes in many countries; helping budding coating engineers and inspectors achieve this coveted certification. He is a member of NACE and SSPC International.



Sumeet Kataria
Secretary


A Mechanical Engineer with A Diploma in Financial management followed by An Advanced Diploma In Industrial Safety.  
 
20 Yrs plus Work Experience in Offshore Construction Projects at Bombay High with OHCS, Worked with Rajesh Construction Company in laying of Main Line and Tie-Inn activities for Cross Country Pipelines including hydro testing, yard bending of pipes and coatings. Involved in the construction of various POL Depots, LPG Bottling Plants and Retail Outlets with Vijay Builders and Construction Pvt. Ltd covering Roads, Drains, Culverts, Driveways, Buildings, Foundations etc. Associated with Onland Offshore Engineering Services Pvt Ltd and in the fabrication field covering Structural Steel, Three Plate Construction, Cold Roll Formed Sections, Pressure Vessels, Piping Components and Pipelines. With Onland Graphics India Pvt Ltd a 3M authorised converter for the manufacture of Signages, Totems, Id Signs using Flex, Vinyls, Retro Reflective, ECF, ACP, etc also handled curtain wall and glazing works. At ICS Technologies a NABL Accredited Laboratory, IRCA approved Training Institute; Institute approved by the MSBTE in the field of Training; a Recruitment Agency approved under the Ministry of Overseas External Affairs, Placement; Laboratory Testing and Calibration Services.  
 
Currently with International Certification Services Pvt Ltd a Conformity Assessment Body as a Country Manager responsible for the growth and development of Management of Certification and Inspection Services of the organisation.



Denzil DCosta
Treasurer


Mr. Denzil Dcosta is a Mechanical Engineer with a Management Diploma in Quality control & ISO certification , A NACE Certified Coating Inspector, Presently working as National Sales Manager for Graco Hong Kong Ltd, over 22 Years experience in Paints and Coating Applications equipments in India and Abroad. He has presented papers at various conferences and is a regular faculty member of educational institute & organization. Mr. Denzil is coordinator of NIGIS educational corrosion awareness program on Coating Applicator.


NIGIS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS



Dipen Jhaveri
Member


Mr. Dipen Jhaveri is Chemical Engineer and holds a M.B.A. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA. He has experience of over 15 years in Water Treatment Chemicals.  
 
Mr. Jhaveri is a member of NACE International, U.S.A. He is also a member BMA, NCQM, WQA etc.  
 
He has been awarded by AOTS (a Govt. of Japan organization) to participate in an Innovative Operations Management program and also selected to be one of seven of an InternationalConsulting Group to the University of Maribor, Slovenia. Presently, he is serving as Jt. Chief Executive of Vasu Chemicals since 1999.


Dr. Anil Bhardwaj
Member


Superannuated as Group General Manager and Head of Materials & Corrosion Section, IEOT after 35 years of service in ONGC. He has executed / coordinated / supervised more than 200 projects on various aspects of corrosion, viz. material selection, failure analysis, paint & coating, MIC, CP, corrosion monitoring and corrosion audit etc. He has Published / Presented more than 100 papers, edited three books as main contributor: Internal Corrosion of Pipelines, Published by Narosa Publications, Corrosion Case Studies, Published by NACE International Gateway India Section, Learning from Failure Case Studies, Published by ONGC. 
 
He written a Chapter “Petroleum fluids properties and production schemes: Effect on Corrosion” in book, “Trends In Oil and Gas Corrosion Research and Technologies: Production and Transmission”, published by Elsevier. He has Co-inventor of three patents awarded in the USA and Canada and Five patent applications pending in India. He is Faculty in several corrosion courses in oil and gas industry. He received NIGIS “Meritorious Contribution Award” for the year 2016 and Corrosion Awareness Award” for the year 2000, NCCI Meritorious Contribution Award – 2016.


Amrit Rekhi
Member


Amrit Rekhi, Vice President, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd and Joined Kansai Nerolac as Mgmt Trainee, has progressively grown. Has rich experience of handling Sales & Mktg in various capacities of over 21 years, Currently looking after business lines of Protective Coatings, Powder Coating, General Industrial Coatings and Export for the organization.


Prof. V.S Raja
Member


Prof. V.S Raja obtained his doctoral degree from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (1987) and then joined Indian Institute of Technology Bombay as a faculty and currently serving as Institute Chair Professor in Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science. He was a guest researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Visiting Professor at University of Nevada, USA and Guest Scientist at GKSS Germany and Tohoku University, Japan. 
 
He has published over 150 papers in peer reviewed journals and book chapters. He supervised about 20 Doctoral and 100 Masters students and consulted over 50 Industries to solved more than hundred corrosion problems. He is the lead editor of the book “Stress Corrosion Cracking: Theory and Practice” Co-authored a book on Corrosion Failures: Theory, Case Studies and Solutions. Prof. Raja has been well recognized nationally and internationally for his contribution to the field of corrosion. In recognition, he received several national awards and is a NACE and IIM fellow.


Mahesh Aradhye
Member


Mahesh Aradhye is NACE International – Protective Coating Specialist & CIP Instructor,  
NACE Certified Protective Coating Specialist, NACE – CIP Level – 3, SSPC Certified Protective Coating Specialist and STEM Expert Corrosion in Oil & Gas Industry. Opinion Leader - IVLP 2015 International Visitor Leadership Program arranged by Department of States United State for Adoption of Corrosion Standards 2015.  
 
An MBA, Surface Coating Technologist & NACE-Certified Protective Coatings Specialist with & more than 26 years’ experience in the wide field of Surface Coating Technology & Specialized in Industrial & Automotive Coatings & High Performance Protective Coatings. Hands on Experience in Pipe lining, Tank linings & Floor Coatings. Cellulosic as well as Hydrocarbon/Jet Fire Intumescent Passive Fire Proofing Expert. NACE – Coatings & Lining Technical Committee member since 2010.


Sandeep H. Vyas
Member


Sandeep H. Vyas, Sr. General Manager (Head CP Systems & QMS for EPC Pipelines) Reliance Industries Limited  
 
Having experience of more than 23 years in field related to Corrosion, Cathodic Protection, Coating, Integrity, Project Management, Multi Product Pipeline Operations etc. Worked for more than 65 different projects with different levels of responsibilities including Plant CP, City gas and cross country pipelines. Qualified as B.E. Electrical, NACE CP– II, Diploma in Management and Lead Auditor Qualification ISO 9001-2008. Technical and Committee Membership with BIS (MTD 24), OISD std. committee, NACE, ASME and Society for Failure Analysis (SFA).  
 
Published 16 technical papers in different national and International conferences. Awarded with “Excellence in Corrosion Science and Technology award” by NACE India Section-2010. International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) 2015 – Sponsored by U.S. Embassy and managed by United States Department of State and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Excellence Award for Technical & organizing committee for ASME IOGPC conference.


Dr. Supratik Roychowdhury
Member


Dr. Supratik Roychowdhury is working as scientific officer in Materials Processing & Corrosion Engineering Division, BARC since 1998. He completed B.E. (Metallurgical Engg.) from REC, Rourkela (presently NIT, Rourkela), M.Tech. (Materials Science) and PhD (Corrosion Science & Engineering) from IIT Bombay. He was awarded the Marie Curie research grant (COFUND scheme) for pursuing post-doctoral research in Paul Scherrer institute (PSI), Switzerland (2013-2015).  
 
His primary research interest is corrosion/SCC of nuclear structural materials in simulated nuclear reactor water chemistry (SCC initiation and growth), hydrogen embrittlement, flow-accelerated corrosion, providing metallurgical support (failure analysis, material selection) and delivering lectures on corrosion related topics. In recognition to his work he has received the “Best M.Tech thesis award” and “Excellence in corrosion science and technology” from NACE International India Section, Best PhD thesis award from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, DAE individual and group awards and has number of publications in peer reviewed journals.


Dr. T. Subba Rao
Member


Education:  
M.Sc., (Microbiology) IVRI, Izat Nagar, Uttar Pradesh (1987). 
Ph.D. (Biotechnology), Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, (1999). 
D. Sc., (Biotechnology), Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, (2020). 
 
Awards:  
NACE International, Meritorious Contribution Award – 2019  
DAE Group Leader Award - 2018, for Antifouling Coating Development and Testing  
S.K. Seshadri National Award – 2013, Electrochemical Society India, IISc, Bengaluru.  
DAE Group Achievement Award - 2011, Biofouling control in industrial cooling water systems.  
NACE International, Excellence Award – 2006. 
Fellowships/Academic Positions/ Publications: 
Fellow, The Tamil Nadu Academy of Sciences, (2014). 
Fellow, Applied Biotechnology Society of India (2010). 
Member Senate of Alagappa University, (2012-2016) 
Member, Board of Studies at Anna University, Pondicherry University and Sri Ramachandra University.  
Journal Papers: 113, Technical Reports: 50; Invited talks: 60; Conferences: 136 
Guided 6 Ph.D. students and currently guiding 4 research scholars.  
 
Research Activities :  
My research was focused on Microbial Biofilms, Biofouling, Biocorrosion, Industrial cooling water treatment and Bioremediation. 
I coordinated the delivery of technologies in water and wastewater treatment, organics biodegradation, sulphate remediation and other industrial effluents.  
Provided solutions to problems in industrial cooling water systems of power plants and chemical industries. 
Studied the bacteria involved in corrosion and provided proof of biocorrosion of stainless steels, copper alloys and titanium. 
Bioremediation research was oriented in using bacteria for complexing as well as in degradation of toxic industrial wastes.   
Developed new antifouling coatings for biofouling prevention in seawater cooled power stations.


Dr. Buddhadeb Duari
Director of Lalita Infraprojects


Dr.Buddhadeb Duari is Director of Lalita Infraprojects Pvt Ltd who are major Manufacturer and Applicator of corrosion resistant organic coatings and linings. 
 
Dr.Buddhadeb Duari has done B. Tech (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from I.I.T Kharagpur,MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute for Management Studies (JBIMS) and Ph.D (Engg) in Metallurgy & Material Engineering from Jadavpur University. He is a NACE Corrosion Specialist, a NACE Protective Coating Specialist from NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers), Houston, USA and SSPC Protective Coating Specialist from SSPC (Society for Protective Coating), Pitsburgh , USA. He is a member of BIS (Bureau of Indian Standard) for CHD 20 (Chemical & Paint Division),CHD 21 (Raw Material for Paints),MTD 24 (Metallurgical Technical Division - Corrosion Protection Group) and MTD 19 (Pipes and Tubes). He has more than 30 years experience on corrosion, coating and Cathodic Protection of Metals, Structure and Concrete. He has published more than forty (40) Technical Papers in reputed journals out of which nine (9) are international ones like MP Materials Performance, JPCL, Coating & Maintenance. Dr. Buddhadeb Duari is also guiding students for doing their Ph.D in Jadavpur University as well as IIT - Guwahati.


Dr. S. Parida
Member


Dr. S. Parida, is an associate professor in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He received his Ph.D. degree in engineering science from the University of Saarland, Germany.  
 
He worked at Institute for Nanotechnology, KIT, Germany on alloy corrosion. He has over three years of postdoctoral experience in Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Toronto, Canada. He was a DAAD fellow at IFW Dresden, Germany. His research interest includes functional coatings, corrosion sensor and implementation of nanomaterials in corrosion research. He teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses on corrosion science and electrochemistry.


S. Ravichandran
Member


S. Ravichandran is currently Senior Manager -Berger Paints India Limited, Kolkata. He did BSc, PGDBA, MBA. He is NACE CIP Peer Review Level 3, SSPC Certified Protective Coating Inspector Level 3, SSPC Approved Training/ Certification Lead Instructor, Paints and Coatings Skill Council- Training the Trainer- SSC: T-85. He received Life Time Achievement Award from Society of Surface Protective Coatings India- 2019.  
 
An innovator and participant of the Spray Painting Simulator and Painter Skill Assessment tool that was launched in the recent CORCON 2017. One of his well appreciated works that was published is “DO’s and DONT’s in Paints”, published as a handbook for Industries by CII. Close to three decades of experience in high performance protective coatings.


Lt Col Atul K Joshi
Member


Lt Col Atul K Joshi has completed his B.Tech (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from NIT Hamirpur in 1997. After his MBA, he did Project Management course from National University of Singapore and presently he is pursing Doctorate in Competitive Intelligence.  
 
With around two year of working in Automobile Industry DCM and Denso, he joined IndianOil Corporation Limited in the year 1999. In initial phase with IOCL, he worked in execution of cross-country Pipelines for about seven years. In next phase he worked in Operations & Maintenance set up for about three years, followed by four years exposure to Purchase Project materials for of Oil & Gas sector. For past seven years he is working in Project Design Department and presently he is working as Deputy General Manager Projects-Electrical. Col Joshi, has represented IOCL in many international and national conferences and presented his research papers in the field of Cross Country Pipelines construction and Cathodic Protection. He has been to Latin America, Europe and far east Asia for technological support and inspections of critical equipment.


Prabhakara Rao K
Member


Mr. Prabhakara Rao K has received his Bachelor of Engineering (1988-92) – Andhra University. He is 
NACE Corrosion Specialist, NACE CP Technologist (Level 3), NACE Senior Corrosion Technologist (Level 3) , ISO 9001: 2008: QMS Lead Auditor (DNV - UAE) and PMP - UAE : Project Management Professional Training. 
 
He has over 27 Years’ experience in India, UK, KSA, Oman, Kuwait & UAE core areas of Corrosion Engineering, Material Selection, Cathodic Protection, Internal Corrosion Direct Assessment (ICDA) and external corrosion direct assessments(ECDA) for Oil and Gas process equipment, pipelines and plant facilities.  Material selection and corrosion rate calculation of hydrocarbon pipe line and process plant, Preparing Material Selection Diagram (MSD) and Material Selection Report (MSR) and Ensure that material selection and corrosion mitigation strategies will enable to maintain technical integrity during the life cycle of oil and gas facilities.  
  
Responsible for corrosion integrity management and performance evaluation of Pipelines & onshore plants corrosion assessment, monitoring and maintenance. Design review of different Pipelines and Plant Inspection & Corrosion Management, Corrosion Inhibitor treatment programs, chemicals selection including lab analysis and field trials, follow up chemical injection.


Dr. Radhakrishna G. Pillai
Member


Dr. Radhakrishna G. Pillai received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in civil engineering from Motilal Neharu Regional Engineering College (Now MNNIT) Allahabad, India. He received his M.S. & Ph. D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. For the past about 9 years he is serving as a faculty in the Department Of Civil Engineering At IIT Madras, Chennai, India. He runs Strong research group at IIT Madras with a focus on corrosion in concrete structures & has coauthored more than 70 publications. His areas of research interest include the Corrosion Mechanisms, Corrosion Control (Cathodic Protection), Steel-Concrete Bond Behavior, Service Life Estimation, Repairs of Conventional & Presstressed Concrete Structures. He is also very active in the Professional Organizations such as NACE International India Section (NIIS), Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), and the International Union of Laboratories & Experts in Construction, Materials, and Systems & Structures (RILEM).


Vijay Aggarwal
Member


Vijay Aggarwal is currently Pyramid Technical Services Pvt. Ltd and responsible for looking after planning, procurement, management of Internal Corrosion Monitoring Projects with ONGC, HPCL, BPCL, IOCL and GAIL (India) Ltd and Providing recommendations on mitigation of Internal Corrosion to ONGC, GAIL, HPCL. He is NACE Internal Corrosion Specialist. He has completed his MBA from Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, USA and Bachelor of Engineering, University of Delhi, New Delhi.  
 
As Project Manager in Supreme Global Services Pvt. Ltd he did Planning, coordination works with clients like ONGC, GAIL, BPCL, HPCL, IOCL etc. on various pipeline related projects such as Intelligent Pigging, Corrosion Monitoring and Cathodic Protection. Responsibilities include site visits, procurement, manpower coordination and technical support. Planning and Project management for Integrity Assessment Projects using MTM technology. He attended several national and International conferences.


Urvesh Vala
Member


Mr. Urvesh Vala is currently Group Lead - Material Engineering & Technology, Dy. General Manager - Plant Integrity Engineering, L&T Chiyoda Limited, Vadodara. His Area of Specialization is Corrosion and Cathodic Protection, Coating and Painting, Material Selection and Failure Analysis Investigation, Asset Integrity and Risk base inspection, Quality, Welding and NDE, Inspection and Expediting, Lead Auditor for QMS, EMS, OH&S and Lean & Six Sigma, Cryogenic equipment’s, Nuclear and Aerospace. 
 
He is pursuing PhD in Metallurgy Engg., Gujarat Technical University, Gandhinagar. He received his Master of Metallurgy Engg., M.S. University of Baroda and Bachelor of Metallurgy Engg., M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara.  
 
He is certified Lean & Six Sigma Green Belt - ASCB (E) Ltd., Corrosion Control in Refining Industries -NACE International, NDE Level II in Ultrasonic Testing - ASNT, NDE Level II in Radiography Testing, - ASNT, NDE Level II in Liquid Penetration Testing - ASNT, NDE Level II in Magnetic Particle Testing - ASNT, NDE Level II in Helium leak Testing - ASNT, NDE Level II in RTFI-EN ISO.


Ms Saroj Chelluri
Member


Ms Saroj Chelluri is an electrical engineering graduate with Master’s in Business Administration. She joined NTPC as Executive Trainee and since then has worked through various positions at Corporate Engineering Division and various project sites. She is an experienced power sector professional with deep expertise and demonstrated success in project engineering, project management and implementation of state of art technologies. She had been the first Women Head of Project for Auriaya Gas Project, first Business Unit head for a unique Badarpur Dismantling project and General manager for an innovative maiden project of NTPC called the ‘NTPC Eco Park’ at Badarpur. 
 
A thought leader in the field of electrical automation, SCADA Controls and Smart Grid Technologies, she has hands on experience of implementation of many new innovative technologies like Numerical relays technology and SCADA, Smart Grid technologies and metering, emission control systems, energy efficiency innovations etc. She has authored and presented many technical papers in esteemed national and international forums. She has the drive and the technical capability to lead teams and initiatives. With her innovative mind-set and collaborative approach, she has been able to steer many projects and address the challenges of implementation of new technologies as well. She has extensive international exposure through travel to many countries for technical visits, study reports, testing and technical paper presentations and interactions with global technology leaders. She has led major technological changes in past years for electrical automation, efficiency and Smart Grid. 
 
As the First Women Business Unit Head of NTPC Project she has led the project from front. As a business unit head of a power station, she created a state of facility for Shared Contract and financial services at Auriaya under her leadership. As the Chief of Task Force for Telangana Project (2X 800 MW), she led the project implementation as a single window service provider. She held key positions in various international working group / Institutes like CIGRE, IEC, UCAIUG, BIS and ISA. 
 
At present she is working for NTPC Ltd as Associate, Technology Strategist.


Dr. Anand Kumar Tewari
Member


Dr. Anand Kumar Tewari , Retired Executive Director (Operations), Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Pipelines Division NOIDA ( Rtd June 2020) 
 
A Mechanical Engineer having over 39 years of experience in the field of Oil and Gas Pipelines  
Design, Technical services, Project Execution, Operation , HSE , Contracting and Budgeting  
Operation & Maintenance and inspection of cross country crude oil, Petroleum Products, LPG and Natural Gas Pipelines 
Corrosion Monitoring and Integrity Management of Pipelines; Risk management  
Implementation of New Technology in field of Pipeline Operation & Maintenance 
Auditing Experience of CGD Networks, NG Pipelines , consultant / SME LPG Pipelines , Flow and Group gathering Pipelines  
 
Qualifications:  
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) ; Diploma in Human Resource; PGDBM (Marketing) 
PhD ( Corrosion Field ) from UPES Dehradun ; Certified Energy Auditor ; Certified Project Management level “C”  
Presented Technical Papers in National and International Conference like World Petroleum Congress, Istanbul, Pipelines Technology Conference, Berlin, Pipeline Operators Forum , Europe, NACE Conferences, CII Conferences, other industry conferences in India. 
 
Member of various Technical bodies of Pipelines  
Technical Committee from 2016-2020 of PTC Berlin 
Member Pipeline Operators Forum ( Europe) / Member NACE 
Chairman 19th National Corrosion Council of India  
Member Association of Corrosion Professional , India 
Paper selection committee and Vice chair for World Petroleum Congress 2017


Ajit Thakur
Member


Shri Ajit Thakur is Chief General Manager with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Pipelines Division) and presently oversees the implementation of North East Gas Grid as Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 27 years of experience in planning, design, execution, operation, and maintenance of Oil & Gas pipelines & bulk petroleum handling terminals across the nation. 
 
Shri Thakur is actively involved in designing, executing, and maintaining effective cathodic protection systems for cross-country pipelines and tankages. With a progressive and positive attitude, Shri Thakur ensures the execution of critical activities to meet timelines within cost.


Pankaj Panchal
Member


Mr. Pankaj Panchal, the Founder and Director of CORPS (Corrosion Protection Specialist Pvt. Ltd.) has more than 25 years of experience in cathodic protection and corrosion control systems. He is the technical and business leader of Corrosion Control Industries. 
 
He leads the management of CORPS and has successful execution of hundreds of mega projects for corrosion control industries through out India and the middle east. 
 
Mr. Panchal has an experience of corrosion and cathodic protection systems, project management, site survey, design, engineering, Materials specifications, installations, testing, commissioning, maintenance and post commissioning surveys. 
 
He has designed more than 4,500 single and multiple well casings while working in Saudi Arabia and UAE. On top of that he has also designed more then 6,000 KM cross country pipelines on multiple pipeline corridor with AC/DC interference mitigation work combined in both India and Saudi Arabia. 
 
Moreover, he invented the concept of multiple well casing (3 to 15) protection with a single power source in the year 2002. This concept was developed with Saudi Aramco, Consulting Service Department.


Manish Kumar Sogani
Member


Present Affiliation : Chief General Manager (CSR) ,GAIL (India) Limited, New Delhi  
 
Academic Qualification/ experience : Graduate Mechanical Engineer & MBA (Mktg). Associated with various prestigious projects of GAIL starting from HVJ gas pipeline project to Pata Petrochemical project 
 
Area of Specialization : Facilitated new technologies in the field of Pipeline Integrity in India. The new initiatives include non-intrusive type Magnetic Tomographic Inspection and Acoustic emission type Inspection of non-piggable pipelines, Implementation of Fiber optic based Pipeline Intrusion detection System etc. 
 
Achievements / Awards : Awarded with NACE Distinguished Service Award 2021. Implementation of various process improvement projects like Six Sigma project etc. Organized various Technical Seminars involving Oil & Gas Industry like Jung Se Jung, GCPM etc. & presented several papers on Safety & Integrity of Pipelines.


Harish Kumar Tallam
Member


Present Affiliation : Associate Vice President Corporate HSE & Asset Integrity at Gujarat Gas Limited 
 
Graduated in B.TECH Instrumentation and control from NIIT (Formerly known as REC Regional engineering college) one of the premier institutes in the country 
 
INDUSTRIAL EXPOSURE : Experience of 22 Yrs of industrial exposure in Multinational companies Uni royal chemical corporation , BP, BG. Served in various roles as Instrumentation operation and maintenance engineer, technical services, projects the current role as Asset Integrity Professional 
 
Having expertise in complex petrochemical plants and CGD business, has first hand experience in handling extreme parameters such as cryogenic application, very high pressure & temperature application, handled large tank farm, station piping, transmission pipelines, CGS , Steel & PE distribution pipelines, LNG, CNG system