Sudhir Sharma has taken over as the Director (Exploration) in the Board of ONGC Videsh, the international petroleum company of India. He brings over three decades of experience in various domestic and overseas capacities to this role.
He was most recently the Country Manager and Legal Representative for Company’s Colombia operations for over a year. Earlier, as Head of Business Development in ONGC Videsh, he managed the global business development activity of the Company with the objective to acquire oil and gas Assets overseas. This was his second stint with ONGC Videsh.
In 2003 consequent upon the acquisition of a stake in Sudan, Mr. Sharma led two Exploration Blocks, comprising multi-disciplinary, multi-nationality teams, in the GNPOC contract acreage. During his tenure, exploration for deeper objects and basement was initiated for the first time in Muglad Basin.
He started his career in 1980 when he joined ONGC’s prestigious Institute of Petroleum Exploration in Dehradun as a young Graduate Trainee after obtaining a Master’s degree in Geology from Lucknow University. He pursued higher studies leading to M.Tech in Petroleum Exploration from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad during 1983-1984. Known for his varied experience in the domestic and overseas E&P Industry in the fields of Operations, Basin Evaluation, Petroleum Resource, Asset acquisition and Exploration Management, Mr. Sharma has a few scientific research papers to his credit in association with work colleagues.