Mr. Arun Kumar Singhal
Founder, Chairman Editorial Board and Chief Editor
Mr. Arun Kumar Singhal, a post-graduate, is a social worker, writer, and an author. He is also the Founder, Chairman Editorial Board and Chief Editor of DEW Journal a referred technical-cum-scientific monthly published in print and online modes from India with international circulation. DEW Journal prominently covers topics related to Energy, Oil & Gas, Engineering & IT besides Shipping & Marine and Finance.
As founder of DEW Journal and its publication group in the year 1989 along with like-minded people from the industry, Mr. Singhal has since been responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the publication group that has received wide acclaim from industry, academia and the government.
As ISSN approved, DEW Journal and the publication group offers a platform for Indian technical and scientific writers, authors, university students to share their technical research work and information. The Journal takes pride in receiving continued patronage of Industry experts, renowned academicians and senior government officials both nationally and internationally.
DEW Journal under Mr. Singhal has received many accolades from international personalities, chiefs of oil companies and ministers of many countries. A known face in the oil and gas industry and social circle he is thrice recognized by the Governor, Uttarakhand in the year 2004, 2014 and 2016 for his contribution to social services and for his good writing skills.
The Journal has received commendation from former President of India Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, Chief Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, Qatar and former Deputy Prime Minister, former Chief of Emiri Diwan of Qatar and former Qatar's Petroleum Minister besides numberous other renowned international personalities from different countries.
He is among the six editors selected from around the world by the US government in 2016 to visit the US to see the latest in technology, services, and research in the field of oil & gas, mining, manufacturing, and engineering. Mr. Singhal was the lone Editor writing for the oil & gas and engineering industry selected from India and South East Asia among six other international editors from around the world.
Mr. Singhal has also authored and edited books, papers and popular articles besides writing in several regional and national newspapers on social, general and technical issues. His latest book on "Water co-authored 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 received appreciation from Hon’ble President of India and Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Offices.
Mr. Singhal is also a founding member of 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 organization countrywide having more than 2000 units.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.