Dharmendra Pradhan heads for Singapore, UK for petro investments

Dharmendra Pradhan heads for Singapore, UK for petro investments
September 09
11:37 2016

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, will be making an official visit to Singapore and London from 9-14 September 2016. During these visits, he will conduct Road Shows for the 67 Discovered Small Fields (DSF). Singapore and London have been chosen for organising the Road Shows as both are key financial centres for global oil and gas community to publicize and attract investments.

During his visit to Singapore from 9-10 September, Sh Pradhan will inaugurate the Road Show and address the representatives of oil and gas industry, followed by a Roundtable interaction. He is scheduled to meet equity investors and leaders of hydrocarbon industry and speak on “Oil and Gas Sector in India: Changing Landscape”. He will also interact with eminent personalities working in the sector in Singapore. Sh Pradhan will visit Floating Production Storing Offshore (FPSO) Conversion Facility at Keppel Shipyard and Jurong Refinery and Petrochemical hub.

Sh Pradhan, during his visit to the UK, will be inaugurating the Road Show and a data room relating to the DSF bid round. He will interact with the leaders of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) on the hydrocarbon sector reforms taking place in India and have one-to-one meeting with prospective bidders, representatives of commodity exchange market and regulators. A Roundtable with UK financial institutions has also been scheduled where Sh Pradhan will discuss recent policy initiatives taken in the oil and gas sector in India. While in UK, Sh Pradhan will meet his British counterpart Rt Hon Greg Clark, MP in London and also Scottish Energy Minister in Aberdeen.  He will address a gathering at the Somerville College, Oxford University on ‘Policy Initiatives in India to increase access to Clean Energy’ followed by an interaction with leading scientists.

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