B.N. Talukdar, director for exploration in Oil India Ltd. (OIL), will be the new director general of Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), PTI reported. Talukdar will replace a bureaucrat at the oil ministry’s technical advisory arm for exploration and production. Sources privy to the development said Talukdar was selected by a search committee after interviewing seven shortlisted candidates last week.
Talukdar, 58, a petroleum engineering graduate from the prestigious Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, has been head of OIL’s exploration, development, reservoir management and drilling activities since December 2007.