Rajesh Kumar Srivastava, presently the Group General Manager, Chief E and Directorate, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), has been appointed as the Director (Exploration), ONGC by Public Enterprise Selection Board (PSEB).
Srivastava had joined ONGC in 1984 as Geologist at KG-PG Basin, Rajahmundry. Owing to an experience of more than 34 years in upstream hydrocarbon explorations from on-land and offshore sites to developing geology and seismic data interpretation, monitoring and planning of explorations, and development activities in several basins including deep water exploration on east coast of India.
Owing to his specialisation in reservoir characterisation and geo-statistical modelling, he has made important contributions in field development by promoting geological models for number of oils and gas fields of India especially the fields located in Assam Arakan Bassin, Neelam, Mumbai High North, El-Nar Field of Sudan.
He is the recipient of several awards including Geologist of the year award from the Chairman of ONGC in the year 2002.