S.C.L. Das

Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India

Director General, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons

S. C. L. Das is Director General, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India. Shri Das has served in diverse capacities in the past 26 years, in Arunachal Pradesh, NCT of Delhi, UT Chandigarh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Government of India. He has been on deputation to United Nations Office for Project Services where he worked in the health sector. Shri Das worked as District Magistrate and Secretary of Transport and Civil Supplies in the Government of Arunachal Pradesh. In Chandigarh Administration, he worked in the areas of urban housing, finance, and taxation. In Government NCT of Delhi, he served as Health Secretary and as Secretary to Lt. Governor. In his earlier tenure in Delhi, he worked closely for Delhi Metro Phase-I and power privatization in Delhi. In the Andaman and Nicobar Administration, he headed the Finance, Planning, Health and Urban Development Departments and oversaw the implementation of Goods and Services Tax. In Government of India, he has worked as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and in the Prime Minister’s Office. His areas of interest include policy reforms, public health, science, and philosophy. He is an Indian Administrative Service Officer of Arunachal-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) Cadre of 1992 batch. He completed his BSc from Patna University and LLB from Delhi University. He holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University, United States.

SESSIONS WITH S.C.L. Das

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?