Profile of Sh. N.M.Borah, Member (Technical)
Mr N.M.Borah retired on the 30th April,2012 from the position of the Chairman & Managing Director of Oil India Limited (OIL),a Navaratna major petroleum NOC in India.On the 16th July,2012,he assumed the charge of Member (Technical),Petroleum & Natural Gas in the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity,Govt of India.
Prior to his taking over as Chairman & Managing Director of Oil India Limited, Mr.Borah was Director (Operations) of OIL and,in this capacity,he was responsible for the companyís exploration, development, resource management, oil, gas and LPG production and pipeline business in North-east India. He played a key role in accelerating hydrocarbon exploration in the geological frontier areas in the North-east India and enhancing OILís crude oil and gas production levels significantly. Among his interests, expediting gas monetization,revitalization of old depleting oilfields, and international Business Development through overseas asset acquisition are of special significance.
Mr Borah was engaged actively in strategic and business development of OIL including E&P activities overseas.During his stint as OILís CMD,the companyís oil and gas production sustained unprecedented growth and the operational acreage portfolio saw significant expansion both within India and overseas.The company experienced a very successful Initial Public Offering (IPO) in September,2009 and its stock has been performing very well in the market ever since. He was also a Director in the Board of Numaligarh Refinery Limited. He has travelled widely to different parts of the world representing his company and the Government of India in various technical seminars, conferences and business meetings.He is credited with a number of papers presented in national and international conferences.
Mr.Borah is a distinguished Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), USA and Society of Petroleum Geophysics (SPG), India. He is immediate past Chairman, SPE, New Delhi Chapter. He is the current President of Indian Geological Congress.He is also the Chairman,Board of Governors of a National Institute of Technology in India.He continues as a founding member of the prestigious Delhi and the NCR Chapter of the Project Management Associates.Mr Borah was the President of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) in India during 2011-12.Amongst other recognitions,Mr.Borah was conferred with the distinguished SCOPE award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution in Public Sector Management (2009-10) by the Honíble Prime Minister of India and the Business Leadership award (2010-11) by New Delhi Television (NDTV),one of the most prominent news and current affairs TV channels in India.He also has the distinction of being honoured as a Most Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian School of Mines,Dhanbad.
Mr Borah is a petroleum engineering graduate from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad with Post Graduate specialization in Petroleum Prospecting and Reservoir Evaluation from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim,Norway.