Arun Kumar Singhal
Founder, Chairman Editorial Board and Chief Editor
Arun Kumar Singhal is the founder, Chairman Editorial Board and Chief Editor of DEW Journal, the internationally circulated energy, oil & gas, engineering & IT and Environment magazine established in 1989. A M.Phil. and a double post-graduate in Economics & Education, he also holds a degree in Commerce & Accountancy. As a researcher, writer and an author, Arun has also been actively involved in social service/activities in the State of Uttarakhand, India.
For his good writing skills and contribution to social services, he is twice recognised by the Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand, India. The Dehradun District Administration, Uttarakhand, India has also recognised his contribution.
His contribution to technical writings through DEW Journal has received commendation from the former President of India, Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah of Qatar besides numerous other renowned national and international personalities.
Dr. Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah is the former deputy prime minister of Qatar and the head of the Emir's court and Chief Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, Qatar. From September 1992 to January 2011, Dr. Attiyah was Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry.
For his long contribution to the energy and oil & gas industry, Arun was chosen among six editors selected from around the world (the lone Editor writing for the energy, oil & gas and engineering industry selected from India and South East Asia among six other international editors) by the US government in 2016 to visit the US to be showcased the latest in technology, services, and research in the field of oil & gas, mining, manufacturing, and engineering.
Arun has authored and edited books, papers and popular articles besides writing in several regional and national dailies on social, general and technical issues. His book on "Water” is co-authored along with internationally renowned earth scientist Prof. Dr. O. N. Bhargava, FNA, INSA Honorary Scientist with a Foreword by globally recognised environmentalist Late Dr. Sunder Lal Bahuguna. The book has earned appreciation from the Hon’ble President of India and the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Offices.
Arun is among the founding members of the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) - Dehradun Chapter. PRSI is a national association of PR practitioners established in 1958 to promote public relations as a profession and to formulate and interpret to the public the goals and the potentialities of public relations as a strategic management function.
He has also served as the Secretary, Sanskar Bharti - Dehradun Unit. Sanskar Bharti, a social organisation, is known for its constant and consistent efforts to conserve, enhance and nurture Indian arts. It is today one of the biggest art and culture organizations countrywide, having more than 2000 units.
Arun is a member of The Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (ISAS) - Delhi Chapter. ISAS is a scientific forum dedicated to promoting, encouraging and developing the growth of analytical sciences and their applications.
A regular invitee by the academia/universities and institutions dedicated to energy, oil & gas and engineering both within and outside the country, he has earned many accolades.
Satish Kumar Mathur
Mr. Satish Kumar Mathur is Editorial Advisor, DEW journal. Mr. Mathur is former General Manager, ONGC. A Science Graduate with double Post Graduation Degrees. Mr. Mathur has done courses at the world renowned Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in computer based management system & International Statistical Education Center, Kolkata. Mr. Mathur has a wide and varied experience of over four decades in different responsible technical positions in the world renowned ONGC.
Dr. Himmat Singh
Dr. Himmat Singh is Editorial Advisor, DEW journal. Dr Himmat Singh is presently an independent consultant in petroleum refining & natural gas. Earlier he served as Scientist “G” (now Chief scientist) at CSIR–Indian Institute of Petroleum, India in the field of petroleum refining and petrochemicals & R&D Advisor with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. Has Applied research experience of around 39 years. Post retirement worked as Professor & HOD with institutions of higher education/universities for over 18 years. Dr Singh holds M.Sc in Chemistry, degree in Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals from ENSPM of IFP France and Ph.D in Refining of Lube Base stocks .Publications 200+ papers,12 patents and three books. Guided 10 Ph.D theses.
B. N. Talukdar
Mr. B. N. Talukdar is Editorial Advisor, DEW Journal. He is an internationally renowned geologist with over four decades of experience working the industry and subsequently in government.
Mr. Talukdar is former Director General, Directorate General of Hydrocarbon, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India.
Mr. Talukdar is also former Technical Member, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Government of India.
Mr. Talukdar has also been Director (Exploration & Development) of India’s second largest oil company - Oil India Limited.
Prof. Dr. Nikolay P. Zapivalov
Prof. Dr. Nikolay P. Zapivalov is Editorial Advisor, DEW journal. Prof. Zapivalov is a Dr. Sc. (Petroleum Geology), Chairman of Novosibirsk Center of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Chief Scientist, Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics of the SB RAS. He is also a Professor of Novosibirsk State University. He is honored Geologist of Russia.
Prof. Zapivalov has been a geologist, chief geologist and General Director of West Siberian oil exploration enterprises for many years. He is a discoverer of oil and gas fields. Now he is a prominent scientist awarded with Golden Star, Knight of Science and Arts, a petroleum geologist well-known in Russia and abroad.
His research activities are Forecast and exploration of large and high-production oil and gas pools in many regions, especially in the basement; geofluidodynamics of oil-saturated systems as a base of new principles for exploration and development. He created a new theory of rehabilitation of exhausted fields and ways to increase reserves.
Author and co-author of over 600 published works. Prof. Zapivalov is the author of book “India – way to big oil” (2005). Worked in India in 1964-1968.
S. K. Das
Mr. S.K. Das is Editorial Advisor, DEW journal. He was former Executive Director and Basin Manager, Western Onshore Basin, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited. He has also being the Executive Director and Head of Geodata Processing and Interpretation Centre (GEOPIC) besides shouldering many responsible positions during his career of around four decades working in ONGC.
Mr. Das has also been the President (2012-14) of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) India a leading geophysical society with international acclaim.
Prof. Dr. Pradeep B Jadhav
Prof. Dr. Pradeep B Jadhav is Editorial Advisor, DEW Journal. A Ph.D. in structural geology, University from Pune is former Professor and Head, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, India, Dr. Jadhav has over 35 years’ professional experience, involving quality teaching, research, competent curriculum design, accreditation and assessor of engineering programs. He is involved with feasibility studies of engineering geology projects, petrophysical analysis and economic feasibility of oil and gas projects.
He has contributed significantly in establishing the Department of Petroleum Engineering and also getting accreditation for the undergraduate program in Petroleum Engineering. Proficient in mentoring and counseling of students. Contributed as a leader in the process of accreditation of Petroleum Engineering Program (BE Petroleum) from National Board of Accreditation, NBA. Also worked as Assessor for NAAC, India.
Dr. Jadhav is a recipient of “Distinguished Petroleum Engineering Faculty”, Society of Petroleum Engineering, SPE International for SE Asia, 2016. He has received global recognition for the student chapter during my regime. Also initiated student chapters of SPG India and IADC.
Completed five research projects sanctioned by MoES, DST and AICTE. Dr. Jadhav was a member of Research Advisory Committee, Oil India Limited (2013-2015). He has provided research guidance to three students at Ph.D. level and more than 20 students for M. Tech.
He is one of the coordinators in the development of state of the art “Centre for Subsea Engineering Research, CSER, developed on the campus of MIT Pune with the joint efforts of Aker Solutions and MIT Pune. The state-of-the-art Centre is created to provide experimental facility for engineering students interested in making career in oil and gas industry.