GUWAHATI, Nov 30 - A conclave of retired personnel from the oil sector was organised here a couple of days back under the aegis of the SECONE Society to deliberate on the subject �Hydrocarbon Vision-2030 for North East� which was announced by the government a few months ago, stated a press release issued here today.
The acronym SECONE stands for Synergy for Energy-Challenges and Opportunities in the North East. The Society was formed in 2009 at the behest of then Governor of Assam late SC Mathur to improve the energy scene in the NE.
At the conclave, Dr PK Chaudhuri, chairman of the Society, during his welcome speech mentioned that quite a number of oil industry stalwarts of yesteryear have settled down in Guwahati after their retirement and an attempt is being made to channelise their collective wisdom.
AK Saikia, secretary of the Society, gave a brief account of the past conferences and seminars organised by SECONE and also the objective of this conclave, which was organised as a prelude to the main event �Strategies Meet on Hydrocarbon Vision-2030 for North East� scheduled to be held in Guwahati during the early part of next year.
HC Das, convenor of the conclave, highlighted the salient points of the �Hydrocarbon Vision-2030 for North East�.
The conclave was attended by a large number of retired personnel from the entire value chain of the hydrocarbon industry, including a few past CMDs and directors.
The technical session was jointly conducted by Dr PK Bharali, retired Director of OIL and DC Chakravorty, retired Managing Director of NRL.
Several important issues emerged from the deliberation. These issues will be discussed further in the upcoming meet on the Vision-2030. The takeaways from this meet will be then forwarded to all the oil sector organisations and the Govt of India and also the state governments for necessary action from their end.