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Expert in Lubricant Processing Technology, Petroleum Procurement & Products, R&D and Value Addition

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has long research & developmemnt experience in lube stocks refining, both through conventional and hydroprocessing routes, base stocks characterization, blending & additive response studies and upgradation of older lube manufacturing plants to make base oils as per API groups. He has worked on many live projects for lube refineries in India. He has considerable experience on evaluation of crudes for lube base stocks (valid for conventional route) and has a large number of publications in international journals.

lubricant additive


lubricant blending


lubricant manufacturing


lubricant testing


manufacturing facility



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   PhD   Chemistry and Lubricant Technology   Meerut University, India  
1965   Diplome D'Ingenieur   Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals   ENSPM of IFP, Rueil Malmaison, France  
1961   M.Sc   Chemistry - Organic Chemistry   Agra University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to





Consultant - Petroleum Refining & Natural Gas


Consultancy assignments for the authentication of new/alternate technologies, preparation of status report on refining of used lubricants using environmentally safe technologies & conduct of training programmes in refineries in India & abroad on refining technology & good lab practices.

2003 to 2005


University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun


College of Engineering


Distinguished Professor (Hydrocarbon Engineering)


Launched a P.G level M.Tech programme in natural gas engineering in all its phases; worked as senior faculty; guided M.tech project/thesis work and coordinated & guided the M.Tech Programme as Director.

1999 to 2002


Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Mumbai


Research & Development


Advisor R & D in the rank of GM


Setting up of an R&D centre to support refinery operations, development of new products that improve refinery margins, training of scientists/engineers in research activities.

1964 to 1998


CSIR - Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun


Refining & Training


Scientist "G" Last Position


Expert has been actively engaged in research on processes in the area of lube base stocks, their characterisation and product development, delayed coking, visbreaking and asphalts & materials studies. Supports studies for refinery operations, their upgrading, problems & solutions. Evaluation of crudes for fuel, lube base stocks & petrochem feed stocks. Training of engineers/ chemists in basic & advance level refining technology & product utilization. Conducting seminars & conferences. .

Career Accomplishments:

Formerly Expert was member of the American Chemical Society and the Institute of Petroleum, London.

Professional Appointments

Organizing Secretary (Technical), Petrotech, India (19). Secretary, Committee on Hazardous Materials, MOEF, New Delhi. Member, Working group on Tenth Five-year plan (IIP - CSIR, Dehradun).


CSIR Technology Award (2000) for Lube Base Technology. Scientist of the Year 2004 by International Biographical Institute, U.K. Uttaranchal Rattan Award (2005).

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 180 publications with many in international and foreign jounals, 12 patents and has guided 10 Ph.D thesis works.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Erdol Erdgas Kohle  
 - Lubrication Engineering  
 - Wear  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1981 to 1981   Government of India-NRDC   Member   Official Delegation on transfer of technology & identification of R&D areas for collaboration
1996 to 1996   Government of India-CSIR   Member   Joint workshop at Egyptian petroleum research Institue (EPRI)Cairo,on Petroleum Refining technolgy& identification of areas for joint research
1997 to 1997   Government of India -CSIR(IIP)   Member   Visit to EPRI & lube refineries at Alexendria & Suez for commercialization of NMP Base lube extraction Technology
1997 to 1997   Government of India-CSIR (IIP)   Member   Official delegation to Usa to attend 213th ACS meeting at San Francisco to make oral presentations and discussions on lube technology collaboration

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Dr singh prepared a detailed technical report on "Environmentally safe technologies for recycling of waste/used oils"- March 2003, on behalf of Ministry of environment & forests, Government of India, New Delhi. The state of art report was highly appreciated.
  • Expert as a memeber of the Technovacuum Task Force prepared a detailed report, after a visit to Moscow on"Technical evaluation of Russian Technology (vacuum technology) operating in Moscow refinery," for possible commercialization in the outside world.
  • Expert prepared a technical document on "Processing of crude-Atm & Vacuum distillation units" for training of technical manpower at Refineries of Sohar Petroleum Sohar Oman. Programmes conducted during October 2010 & February 2011. He also conducted programmes on Good Laboratory Practices as applicable to refineries durig March 2009 & April 2010 at the same location.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert holds long experience in Petroleum refining, stock lube processing as support to refinery operations, evaluation of crudes and development reports on likely R&D projects/proposals on emerging areas of research in Petroleum Refining process & products. He is good at training of personnel in the area of refining processes both at basics & advanced levels.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1997 to 1997   Egypt   Expert visited lube refineries at Alex & Suez in Egypt to make presentations on "NMP based lube extraction technology" for relacement of phenol based processes working in two refineries.
1998 to 1998   Singapore   Expert visited Mobil's Refineries & R&D Centre at Jurong in Singapore as a follow up of IIP-Mobil's Lube technology agreement to make it more visible and put more efforts on its commercialization.
1981 to 1981   Mexico   Expert visited the Mexican Instiute of Petroleum, petroleum refineries & other scientific institutions as a technical member of official Government of India delegation to work out collaborative programmes of joint research & development projects to promote business.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert learned the language at university of Besacon, France, for three months prior to his higher studies in petroleum refining at ENSPM of IFP France during the year 1963.
English   He has learned English since school, which has also been medium of education in college & university. His medium of working throughout his working years has been English till date.
Urdu   Learned at school level.

Market Research:
Holds Ph.D in Chemistry of Lubricants, keeps track of developments through Journal Resource, Internet, Guiding Doctoral/ Research work & Technology linked publications in journals of repute.

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Additional Skills and Services:

Conducted a large number of training programs in Refining Technology at the Post Graduate level for the Oil Industry in India & abroad. He has recently delivered training programmes (4 batches) at Sohar Refineries in Oman on Refining Process Technology particularly crude distillation units both atmospheric and vacuum.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Can identify major vendors of technology for different refinery processes including those for Sour Gas treatments and environmental issues etc.

Other Skills and Services

Reasonably good communication, presentation & drafting skills. Can produce updates on technologies and emerging areas of R&D.


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