An incredible tale of innovations in the Oil Industry | Rabi Bastia | TEDxIITDhanbad

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Dr.Rabi Bastia, a globally acclaimed geoscientist, has been the driving force behind the rapid advancement of India in the oil industry. He is best known for his discovery of the KG D-6 gas field, the second largest find in the country till date. His splendid track record as an overachieving student in some of the most prestigious institutions around the world for 9 years, followed by a decorated career in the oil and gas industry for more that 25 years made him a lucrative speaker for us to bring in. Bagging all awards that most geologists only dream of, including the Padma Shri. National Mineral Award ,AEG Gold Medal ,Odisha Living Legend Award and many others, he is now set to deliver his first ted talk at TEDxIITDhanbad this year. Rabi Narayan Bastia was born on 2 October 1958 in the Indian state of Orissa .After pursuing his discipline of choice for 9 years from various top notch universities, he started his career with ONGC in 1980 and later on joined RIL in 1996. He led the RIL exploration team at Krishna Godavari Basin and discovered the KG-D6 field in 2002 , reportedly the biggest oil find worldwide in that year. He is the president of E&P business at OilMax Energy , a Pune-based project management consultants in the energy sector, concurrently serving Asian Oilfield Services as a non-executive independent director and Hibiscus Petroleum Bernhad , Malaysia as a director till 2014. Given his vast experience, we certainly believe that Mr. Bastia would be one of those speakers who would be captivating the listeners as he encourages them to think laterally and throws deep insights on various topics and out of the box ideas. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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