Tarun Kapoor

Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India


Shri Tarun Kapoor is Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service with over 33 year’s experience at the State and National levels. Before taking over as Secretary, MoPNG, Shri Kapoor was posted as Vice Chairman, DDA. He has worked as Additional Chief Secretary in Government of Himachal Pradesh looking after various departments from time to time like Power, Environment & Forests, Food and Civil Supplies, Excise, PWD etc. He has also worked as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy looking after National Solar Mission for five years. He also worked in Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd, a CPSE in the area of hydro power.

Sessions With Tarun Kapoor

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? 

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 03/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 03/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Asian Gas Market Liberalization: New opportunities across the value chain

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Upstream Oil & Gas Gas & LNG
    Liberalization efforts are ongoing in many Asian gas markets, with some already attaining certain accomplishments. The common goal is to improve market efficiency, increase competition, and therefore reduce prices. What might policy makers may do next to push market reforms forward? How will the incumbents react? What are potential opportunities for new players?