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�Lack of technology hits State�s oil exports�

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JALUKBARI, Dec 14 - A lecture session was organised recently at the Gauhati University by the GU Wing for International Relations in association with the GU Alumni Association and GU Institute of Science and Technology.

On the occasion, Prof Hemanta Sarma from the University of Calgary, Canada delivered a lecture on the topic �Petroleum and Assam: Challenges and Opportunities� and interacted with the teachers and student community.

Prof Sarma narrated the story how the Digboi refinery and oilfields came into being over a hundred years back when only a few countries were having the technology of drilling oil. He rued that due to lack of advanced technology only 20-30 per cent of the oil has been exported from Assam. He urged the universities and engineering colleges of the State to engage themselves in research work and develop industry-academic linkages.

Prof Sarma touched upon the environmental, social and economic issues related to oil and related products.

The session was chaired by GU Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika. Prof SP Singh, VC of Royal Global University; Prof Manoranjan Kalita, Director, School of Technology, Assam Don Bosco University and Prof Parag Phukan, Head of the Department of Geological Science, GU were the other dignitaries who attended the session.

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�Lack of technology hits State�s oil exports�

JALUKBARI, Dec 14 - A lecture session was organised recently at the Gauhati University by the GU Wing for International Relations in association with the GU Alumni Association and GU Institute of Science and Technology.

On the occasion, Prof Hemanta Sarma from the University of Calgary, Canada delivered a lecture on the topic �Petroleum and Assam: Challenges and Opportunities� and interacted with the teachers and student community.

Prof Sarma narrated the story how the Digboi refinery and oilfields came into being over a hundred years back when only a few countries were having the technology of drilling oil. He rued that due to lack of advanced technology only 20-30 per cent of the oil has been exported from Assam. He urged the universities and engineering colleges of the State to engage themselves in research work and develop industry-academic linkages.

Prof Sarma touched upon the environmental, social and economic issues related to oil and related products.

The session was chaired by GU Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika. Prof SP Singh, VC of Royal Global University; Prof Manoranjan Kalita, Director, School of Technology, Assam Don Bosco University and Prof Parag Phukan, Head of the Department of Geological Science, GU were the other dignitaries who attended the session.

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