Senthil Kumar N joins Indian Oil Board as Director (Pipelines)

Senthil Kumar N has joined the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) as Director (Pipelines), Indian Oil said on Wednesday
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New Delhi: Senthil Kumar N has joined the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) as Director (Pipelines), the Oil Maharatna said in an official statement on Wednesday. Before joining the Board as Director (Pipelines), Kumar was serving as Executive Director (Operations) at Indian Oil’s Pipelines Division Head Office.

As the head of Indian Oil’s cross-country pipelines network of nearly 18,500 kms, Kumar will be responsible for the massive and complex pipeline infrastructure of the corporation that includes single point mooring systems, crude oil tank farms, city gas distribution networks and pipelines traversing though difficult terrain.

Kumar is an electronics and communication engineer with over 33 years of versatile experience in operations and maintenance of Indian Oil’s countrywide network of oil & gas pipelines. “His vision for the corporation dovetails technological improvements, infrastructure development & operational efficiency based on the five pillars of ‘excellence, integrity, people connect, net-zero and happiness,” oil PSU said in an official statement.

A strong advocate of leveraging the power of technology to find solutions, Kumar has played a pivotal role in boosting pipeline security systems. In a major technological breakthrough to curb pilferage in pipelines, he anchored the installation of pipelines intrusion detection and warning system.

In a first for Indian Oil, he conceptualized Central Pipeline Information Management Systems (CPIMS) with backbone alternate communication system. In a breakthrough step that eliminated manual intervention in custody transfer of petroleum products from pipelines to Marketing storage terminals and enhanced efficiency & productivity, he led the team to implement mass flow meter-based custody transfer metering system.

Indian Oil operates a network of nearly 18,500 km long crude oil, petroleum product & gas pipelines with a throughput capacity of 124.4 million metric tonnes per annum of oil and 48.73 million metric standard cubic meters per day of gas. Cross-country pipelines are globally recognized as the safest, cost-effective, energy-efficient, and environment-friendly mode for transportation of crude oil and petroleum products.

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