Amar Nath

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India

Joint Secretary, Exploration

Mr. Amar Nath, Joint Secretary (Exploration) Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is the Govt. nominee Director and joined the board on 28 June 2016. Mr. Amar Nath, an IAS Officer (1994 AGMUT Cadre) is a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra University and MA (International Development Policy) from Duke University, USA. Shri Amar Nath was Secretary to the Department of Health, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi prior to the present assignment. He has held the positions of Administrator of Union Territory of Lakshadweep, Chief Executive Officer of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board, and Chief Executive Officer of Chandigarh Housing Board in Chandigarh.

SESSIONS WITH Amar Nath

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 07:00am - 08:00am (CST) / 02/mar/2021 01:00 pm - 02/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Upstream India: Opportunities, partnerships & potential

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management
    The aspiration of India to become a $5 trillion economy by 2024 is intertwined with securing sustainable sources of energy for its ~1.3 billion population. India’s oil & gas sector would continue to be the most critical component of all the energy resources in meeting India’s growing energy needs and ensuring energy security for the country. The Indian government has enacted policy reforms to attract E&P investments to unlock the 230 billion barrels of undiscovered oil & gas potential from the sedimentary basins. The reforms intend to implement cutting-edge technologies in mature fields, fast track monetization of discoveries, speed up development of ongoing projects and planned FDPs, and intensify exploration in less explored and frontier plays. Why is India an attractive destination for oil & gas investors in the post-COVID era? How big is the untapped potential of Indian sedimentary basins? What is being done to unravel the frontier plays? What more is the Indian Government offering to ensure a stable regulatory framework? How is the government facilitating various intra-government issues, clearances, and approvals?