Ashanendu Mandal has been an NOC professional for more than 34 years. His work for ONGC in offshore and onshore oilfields includes commissioning, modifications, safety, operations, artificial lifts, pressure maintenance, EOR and planning. In addition, Mr Mandal has more than 10 years experience in marketing of upstream and downstream products, especially while India was in the deregulation phase. He is quite renowned in the international sector through his association with oil and gas events in more than 17 countries, and has few publications in the Chemical Weekly. He is an M. Tech in Chemical Engineering and MBA in Finance, and now pursuing his Doctorate in University of Calcutta.