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ONGC for new corporate structure

ONGC has suggested a new corporate structure as it aims to become a 100 bn integrated major with presence in almost entire hydrocarbon chain.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2006 17:13 IST

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), India's highest profit making firm, has suggested a new corporate structure as it aims to become a 100-billion integrated major with presence in almost entire hydrocarbon chain.

"We have suggested to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas appointment to two vice chairmans to manage domestic and overseas business," ONGC chairman and managing director Subir Raha told reporters.

Under the plan submitted to Petroleum Ministry, ONGC chairman will have a vice chairman and managing director responsible for firm's core exploration and production business and a similar set for its overseas businesses (ONGC Videsh Ltd).

Both the VC and MD will have a host of presidents or directors responsible for finance, exploration, projects and human resources reporting to them, he said.

ONGC, country's largest oil and gas producer, has ambitious plans to venture into oil refining with plans to build new refineries at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, Barmer in Rajasthan and Mangalore in Karnataka; petrochemical business with mega complex in Mangalore and Dahej in Gujarat, LNG import and shipping through a terminal at Mangalore, and power generation by building plants at Mangalore and Tripura.

Under the new corporate structure, ONGC's subsidiary Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd would continue to have a managing director directly reporting to the chairman.

"We have made our submissions... I hope the ministry takes a decision soon," Raha said.

First Published: Jan 20, 2006 17:13 IST