The FIPI Oil and Gas Awards celebrates the industry’s most outstanding achievements
Mumbai, January 28, 2021: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 Company has received four coveted awards at the prestigious FIPI Oil & Gas Awards 2020.
The awards were presented by Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Government of India on Jan 27, 2021.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited was awarded the 'Innovator of the year – Team ‘, led by Mr. Srinivasulu Kaalva, Senior Manager (R&D) of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited for developing Divided Wall Column technology for improving the energy efficiency of distillation columns. This technology is successfully implemented in the Kochi Refinery Naphtha Distillation unit and BPCL is the first Indian company to demonstrate Divided Wall Column technology on a commercial scale.
The Company’s subsidiary Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (BORL), was conferred with ‘Refinery of the Year’ (Capacity upto 9 MMTPA)' for achieving significantly higher levels of performance in production, operational efficiencies and energy conservation while meeting the norms of health, safety and environment protection.
BORL was also awarded the 'Sustainably Growing Corporate of the Year' for outstanding contribution in achieving excellence in sustainability performance and care for environment.
Ms. D Rajeswari, from BPCL, Mumbai Refinery, received the coveted 'Young Achiever of the Year' award for innovative approaches in capacity expansion of Crude Distillation Unit & strategic extension of pipeline network in Refinery bringing about synergy, benefit and integration of facilities.
On the occasion, Mr. P.V. Ravitej, Executive Director (In Charge Refineries), BPCL expressed "We are proud that our efforts have culminated in the receipt of these coveted awards & recognitions from Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Government of India at the ‘FIPI Oil & Gas Awards 2020. These awards are testament of our continuous pursuit for innovation, excellence and service quality”.
FIPI Oil and Gas Awards recognize the leaders, innovators and pioneers in the Oil and Gas Industry, with an objective to celebrate the industry’s most outstanding achievements. The applications were evaluated by the Awards Committee comprising of experts from oil and gas industry.
A Fortune Global 500 Company, Bharat Petroleum is the second largest Indian Oil Marketing Company and one of the premier integrated energy companies in India, engaged in refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products, with a significant presence in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The company attained the coveted Maharatna status, joining the elite club of companies having greater operational & financial autonomy.
Bharat Petroleum’s Refineries at Mumbai and Kochi, subsidiaries Numaligarh Refinery Limited at Assam and Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd., at Bina, Madhya Pradesh have a combined refining capacity of over 40 MMTPA. Its marketing infrastructure includes network of installations, depots, retail outlets, aviation service stations and LPG distributors. Its distribution network comprises around 18,000 Retail Outlets, 6,600 LPG distributorships, 733 Lubes distributorships, 123 POL storage locations, 52 LPG Bottling Plants, 58 Aviation Service Stations, 3 Lube blending plants and 4 cross-country pipelines.
With a focus on sustainable solutions, the company is developing a vibrant ecosystem. Bharat Petroleum has been partnering communities by supporting innumerable initiatives connected primarily in the areas of education, water conservation, skill development, health, community development, capacity building and employee volunteering. With ‘Energising Lives’ as its core purpose, Bharat Petroleum’s vision is to be the most admired global energy company leveraging talent, innovation & technology.