GUWAHATI, June 27 � After achieving its target in oil production and gas sales in the last financial year after a slump of over a decade, the Assam Asset of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is now banking on the use of new and improved field technology to maintain the tempo.
Taking charge as new Assam Asset head, executive director BK Baruah told The Assam Tribune that the Corporation was committed to improving its performance with the use of new and sophisticated field equipment -- be it in the case of oil well maintenance or infrastructure development.
"Last year we had achieved all our production and sales targets, and the Corporation is committed to further improving on our performance.
�More and more technologies are being put to use to enhance oil and gas production," Baruah pointed out. "We do not want to look back, and all out efforts have been made in all directions," Baruah said, adding that identification and drilling of new oil fields and wells would certainly be a priority and hold the key to its success.
"Personally, it is a challenge for me and as the Assam Asset head, I would leave no stone unturned not only to achieve the target set but supersede it as well. We have a quality team and a team effort is a must to improve consistently," he said, adding that the Petroleum Ministry is yet to set targets for the current financial year.
"Once the targets are set by the Government, certain technical things would have to be decided but in any case we are prepared to achieve the target," Baruah pointed out. A pass-out from Jorhat Engineering College, Baruah has served the ONGC in various capacities after joining the Corporation in 1985. He joined as the Assam Asset head on Monday.