Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 Company has received four coveted awards at the prestigious FIPI Oil & Gas Awards 2020.
The awards were presented by Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Government of India on Jan 27, 2021.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited was awarded the ‘Innovator of the year – Team ‘, led by Mr. Srinivasulu Kaalva, Senior Manager (R&D) of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited for developing Divided Wall Column technology for improving the energy efficiency of distillation columns. This technology is successfully implemented in the Kochi Refinery Naphtha Distillation unit and BPCL is the first Indian company to demonstrate Divided Wall Column technology on a commercial scale.
The Company’s subsidiary Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (BORL), was conferred with ‘Refinery of the Year’ (Capacity upto 9 MMTPA)’ for achieving significantly higher levels of performance in production, operational efficiencies and energy conservation while meeting the norms of health, safety and environment protection.
BORL was also awarded the ‘Sustainably Growing Corporate of the Year’ for outstanding contribution in achieving excellence in sustainability performance and care for environment.
Ms. D Rajeswari, from BPCL, Mumbai Refinery, received the coveted ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ award for innovative approaches in capacity expansion of Crude Distillation Unit & strategic extension of pipeline network in Refinery bringing about synergy, benefit and integration of facilities.
On the occasion, Mr. P.V. Ravitej, Executive Director (In Charge Refineries), BPCL expressed “We are proud that our efforts have culminated in the receipt of these coveted awards & recognitions from Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel, Government of India at the ‘FIPI Oil & Gas Awards 2020. These awards are testament of our continuous pursuit for innovation, excellence and service quality”.
FIPI Oil and Gas Awards recognize the leaders, innovators and pioneers in the Oil and Gas Industry, with an objective to celebrate the industry’s most outstanding achievements. The applications were evaluated by the Awards Committee comprising of experts from oil and gas industry.