As Director (Refineries) of IndianOil, Mr. Singh has endeavoured to improve the operation of IndianOil's 11 refineries by revamping, debottlenecking and modernisation of process units, together with yield and profitability improvement projects, besides undertaking low-cost capacity expansions. He focussed on innovative technologies to create indigenous capability in the field of technology, while enhancing the Company's profitability. He strongly supports commercialisation of indigenous technologies and has led many such 'firsts' in IndianOil refineries like Octamax (for production of high-octane fuel); indJet (production of aviation fuel); inDSK (reduction of sulphur in kerosene); and indeSelect (gasoline desulphurisation), among several others.
Mr Sanjiv Singh has taken over as Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) with effect from 1st June, 2017. Prior to his elevation, he was Director (Refineries) on the IndianOil Board since July 2014. Concurrently, he will also be Chairman of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (CPCL) and Hindustan Urvarak and Rasayan Ltd. (HURL), a joint venture company set up to revive the fertiliser plants at Gorakhpur, Sindri and Barauni.
With extensive experience in the refining sector, Mr. Sanjiv Singh played a key role in the setting up, commissioning and stabilisation of two of IndianOil's biggest greenfield refineries at Panipat and Paradip. The commissioning of IndianOil's 11th refinery at Paradip in early 2016, with a capex of Rs. 34,555 crore, is his benchmark contribution to the Indian refining sector. Mr. Singh has also steered the successful implementation of the petrochemical projects of Paraxylene/PTA and Naphtha Cracker with downstream units at Panipat Refinery.