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Project Management

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
January 30, 2018

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Dilip Bhanudas Utpat.

(MBA in Materials Management and Project Estimation + Finance)

Aashirwad, Flat # 15, 4th Floor, Sion (W) -400022, Mumbai, India.

Email:, D.O.B: Nov’59

Marine Spread, Men (crew) & Material/EXIM/SCM & Logistics (Production / Manufacturing unit) / Commercial & Port Operations/ Inventory Management / Offshore + Onshore Logistics Estimation / Asset Management / Project Budget Planning – Cost Control.

Career Objective: Seeking challenging roles using proven skills with well reputed and established Oil & Gas Company of International scope.


Senior professional with chronicled success of 30+ years in the area of Oil & Gas Marine Logistics (Upstream) covering Export-Import Management, SCM, Procurement, Planning – Asset Management (Rotation), Distribution, Warehouse & Freight Management and Budgeting Inventory management with organizations of repute – P & L. Performed in the capacity of Head Logistics – Marine Logistics - OCP, Oil & Gas Offshore Operation. Hands on EXIM Policy, Customs & Excise rules & regulations, Port Operations, Vessel + Crew + Material Management to ZADCO - UZ 750 Upper Zakum Islands Surface Facilities Offshore EPC-2 Project - The Upper Zakum offshore field is located in the Arabian Gulf, 84km from Abu Dhabi. The contract is worth US$3.7 billion & has been secured by Petrofac Emirates in consortium with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd (DSME).

Client - ZADCO, is an Abu Dhabi National Oil Company subsidiary in which ExxonMobil & Japan Oil Development Company (JODCO) are Shareholders. The project comprises engineering, procurement, civil and modular construction, transportation & commissioning of surface facilities (EPC) on four artificial islands. Specifically, this includes wellhead control, manifolds, crude oil process facilities, water injection & gas lift, oil export pumps, power generation and associated utilities. Services include supply chain management (transportation, procurement, logistics, vehicle/asset/MHE, fuel and waste management), facilities management - hospitality (catering, accommodation, cleaning, customer service Centre), base infrastructure maintenance (preventative & corrective maintenance, repairs, construction, servicing of equipment and facilities, plumbing, electrical, HVAC) & communications.

Exhibits excellence effectively handling cost effective procurement and achieving significant savings through effective evaluation of vendors and developing cost-effective alternatives for various export & imports operations. Cost controlled planning in Freight Forwarding/ Transportation of all materials by road, sea and air

Prudent planning on Export/Import operations encompassing, finalization of consignment, Pre/Post Shipment documentation of Marine Spread & Project Equipment’s, Customs clearance, Logistics, Warehouse, Inventory control, Insurance, Route Survey – Road & Sea purely for super ODC (like Unmanned Barge / Jack-up Rig / Platform / ODC Cargo under HSE compliance / Project Material, Billing, Bank Interaction, and other allied functions etc. Manage provision of manual handing equipment (MHE), Waste Management

Adept in maintaining liaison with Govt. Bodies like Marine Spread Approval Office, Naval Clearance, Customs Officials for smooth clearance of Marine Spread and Project Equipment’s on arrival (Advance Action). (INDIA Singapore Hong Kong Beijing – China Malaysia Indonesia & GULF).Manage the quality and Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) management systems supporting the delivery of services

Marine Logistics support to Project Management i.e. CPA, MWS, Third Party Inspection, Project Crew Approvals (for Drilling, Jack-up Rig and FPSO / Tug / OSV of Oil & Gas Upstream Operations(E & P) + Drilling Operations / SPM – PLEM Project Work in line with HSE & QHSE. Knowledge of Marine Vessels, Pipelines, and Marine Construction and Decommissioning. Responsible for successfully meeting KPI's for all support services of the contract like - scrutinize quotations, evaluate offers & prepare bid tabulations.

MIS reports to management in matter related to vessel dry dockings, maintenance and repairs.

Review / Approval of contracts and participate in negotiations with 3PL/4PL logistics service providers (i.e., carrier, FF, Transporters to assure consistency with organization’s strategic initiatives, desired service levels, and cost objectives.

Responsible for developing short, medium and long-term Refinery production or manufacturing management plan, marine resource plans through collaborative interfaces with asset planners, to support exploration and development opportunities (E & P).

Monitor Marine Logistics procedures for enhancing the operational efficiency and reducing cost in terms of money & time, like marine resource plan, annual sailing schedules, dry docking, annual endorsements (certification/approval), planning to incorporate requirements for close standby, loading and discharge of bulks including fuel & water, tank cleaning, and MIS report.

Manages store section smoothly to ensure the dispatches of Old & Used (Second Hand) Equipment’s of Oil & Gas Companies and Service Providers to minimize liabilities at maximum level – inventory, rotation of old & used equipment’s with the help of drilling + engineering team for non-interrupted upstream operation.

Ensure timely submission of duty draws back application with the concerned authorities to gain revenue of the company.

Leadership qualities help to interact with E & P – upstream team, Procurement / Proposal / Bidding Team for Logistics support.

Liaison with Shipping Lines over issues related to service and documentation for speedy clearance action & with Bank.

Ensure safe handling of equipment/s (under QHSE) for maintenance and restart with minimum down time by prudent planning which helps huge cost control to gain project profit margin of organization.

Successfully managed supply of material for offshore (upstream) drilling projects, cementing, mud-logging and engineering operations (E & P) + EPC i.e Pipe Lay + SPM + PLEM, Nashri Tunnel Project & Port development project across multiple functional groups by methodology of FEL - Front End Load or Pre Project Planning & FEED (Front end engineering design) including RA (Risk Analysis).

Areas of Expertise

Vessel Management (Upstream & Downstream) - Marine Spread + Crew onboard Management / Refinery production management / Aviation / ROP - ODC & Project Cargo Transportation, Port Operations, Materials Management & Inventory / Warehouse Management ~ Strategic Sourcing (asset management)–CPA, MWS Inspection Cert through Agency / Commercial Operations / Statutory Compliance in vessel dry dockings, maintenance and repairs / EXIM, FF, Onshore & Offshore Logistics Estimation / Budget Planning – Cost Control / Project management / Cost Rationalization / Optimization / Logistics (3PL/4PL) / QHSE Compliance / Vendor Management / Temporary Import & Export Management of Old & Used Equipment / Liaison with Client + Govt. Bodies / Hands on EXIM Policy (DGFT)

Projects / Career Path

Pivotal in streamlining Import & Export of Marine Spread (E&P Operation)- FPSO, Drilling Rig, OSV, AHTS,Barge,

Project Equipment’s, Second Hand (Old & Used) Capital Goods(turbines, generators and compressors), Spares & Accessories for Engineering Equipment’s / Oil & Gas – like Drilling equipment, Mud equipment, Exploration & Production Materials – Reservoir Testing / Subsea Cables, RIL’s E & P, KG D6 Development Project, Refinery, Retail Outlets (RIL Petrol Pumps), Aviation Fueling Unit of RIL, Offshore / Onshore including Port Operations – Formalities, Pipe lay, CBM Project, Engineering, Semiconductors Unit, Diesel Engine Unit, Power transmission Unit (Gear Box), and Polymer Unit. Projects worth USD 27B.

Hands on EXIM Policy (DGFT), EPCG Scheme, Redemption of Advance License, DFRC…… Hassle Free Re-Export activities of Oil & Gas / Refinery

Transportation of project ODC cargo – Operational Engineering Equipment’s for Jamnagar Refinery / KG D6 / ROP, AF Unit of Reliance.

Initiated & Implemented Web program for DGH/Naval approvals. (EC / MOHA / MOD) while in Reliance Industries Ltd (O & G Operator).

Capable to defend organization in matter related to Customs - Govt Authority with the help of legal team.

Prudent role in expansion Project of Reliance Petroleum Refinery, E&P, Development activities for the Oil & Gas,

Lead, control, and administer logistics activities for (Projects worth +USD 500 BL)

Expansion of Gearbox Industry Project (DBG), Near Pune –India (USD785k)

Expansion of Semiconductor Industry Project (SSDIL), Near Hyderabad –India (USD1413k)

Initial setup and Expansion of Polymer Industry Project (RPRL), Rajasthan –India (USD 2500k)

KRIBHCO Project – Hazera, India. (USD 950k)

KG D6 Offshore & Onshore Operations Material, (USD 27B)

Reliance Retail Outlet (Petrel Pumps) and CBM Project, (USD 1B)

10” / 12” / 36’ / 48” Pipe lay + SPM / PLEM PRP2 Project at Bombay High, ONGC – Mumbai, India (USD 750M)

48” Pipe lay + SPM / PLEM – BORL (Bharat Oman Refinery Ltd) Project at Jamnagar, India (USD 450M)

48” Pipe lay + SPM / PLEM HPCL Vizag Project at Vizag, India (USD 350M)

48” Pipe lay + SPM / PLEM Bhogat Carin Project, India (USD 500M)

48” Pipe lay + SPM / PLEM MRPL, Mangalore Project. India (USD 400M)

48” Pipe lay + SPM / PLEM Shuqaiq Pipe Laying Project in KSA. (USD 750M)

SPM facility for crude oil receipt for BPCL Kochi Refinery Project – Ernakulum Dist, Kerala – India.(USD 600M)

RIL’s – Jamnagar Export Refinery Project (JERP), Jamnagar – India (USD 1.2B)

G1 GS – ONGC Project, WIN Project at East Coast of India – Kakinada, India (USD 350M)

Under Water Pipe lay Brunei Project, Labuan - Malaysia, (USD 550M)

ZADCO - UZ 750 Upper Zakum Islands Surface Facilities Offshore EPC-2 Project – Abu Dhabi – UAE (USD 3.7B)

Nashri - Jammu Tunnel Project – India (USD 250M)

Represents organization at various Business Meetings related to Proposal / Bidding for Logistics support.

Initiated & Implemented Web program for DGH/Naval approvals. (EC / MOHA / MOD) while in Reliance Industries Ltd (O & G Operator).

Capable to defend organization in matter related to Customs - Govt Authority with the help of legal team.

Ensured clearance without show cause notice through Customs Authorities.


Jan’ 1983 - March’ 2002 Greaves Cotton & Co Ltd. Commercial Executive.

Reported: General Manager EXIM, India.

April2002- Dec’ 2003 Siemens Unit - Osram India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai. Sr. Executive.

Reported: SCM & Logistics Head - India.

Dec’ 2003- July 2008 Reliance Industries Limited - Oil & Gas Divn – Manager / Sr Manager.

Reported: Vice President Import / Export / EXIM, O & G – E&P.

July 2008 – Feb 2013 Leighton Contactors (I) Pvt Ltd - Oil & Gas Operations. Sr. Logistics Manager.

Reported: O&G, Director-Asia.

March 2013 – Aug 2017 Petrofac International Ltd, Sharjah, UAE, O & G - Operations. Logistics Head.

Reported: Logistics Director, O&G, UAE.

Career Path - Joined as Officer, Promoted as Jr Executive, Sr Executive, Sr. Manager and now Head Logistics, UAE (OCP, Oil & Gas Divn)


B.Com, 1981 - Mumbai University

Post Graduate Diploma in Materials Management - Import & Export, Material Management, April 1990

IIMM, Mumbai (Indian Institute of Materials Management)

Computer Skills :

SAP/ERP(Logistics & MM) - Working knowledge of major ERP systems, FF, proficient with Microsoft excel / Word, Microsoft PP, Lotus Notes, Internet Browsing.


Received training on Inventory Management & Warehouse Management in WRPC-Singapore.

Attended Pan Asia Pacific Meet in year 1998, 1999, 2000 representing Greaves Cotton.

Attended various training programs on Customer Delight, Quality Improvement, ERP & system (Up gradation), Marine Management, Men & Material & Safety Programmed – QHSE – (rep RIL / PIL)

Decision Making:

• Operate within framework of organization goals adopting corporate management policies, internationally recognized standard practices, and contracting procedures for industry.

• Strong leadership skills with clear and decisive direction and decision making skills to control the project.

Skills & Knowledge:

30+ years of increasing responsibility in FF + Transportation + international and domestic Marine Logistics Management. MIS information to management in matter related to vessel dry dockings, maintenance and repairs.

Ability to lead staff in a safety focused environment.

Positive approach to solving complex issues – CAN DO approach, i.e. Evaluation and alternate solution experience in emergency.

MIS - Strong data analytical skills. Strong fiscal disciplines, with the ability to analyze, prioritize and translate results into meaningful financial impact in consultation with Commercial, Marketing and Finance Department

Work with all levels of the organizational global supply chain to determine requirements and support ongoing logistics needs.

Team Management ability working with internal and external clients, plans, organizes, and directs activities to meet or exceed established goals in a cost-effective manner, Onshore & Offshore Project Estimation / Budget Planning – Cost Control.

Hands on delivering Oil & Gas E & P Marine Spread ( FPSO, Drilling Rig, OSV, AHTS, Cargo Barge, Super ODC Cargo / Old & Used Second Hand Equipment’s - Project Material.(HSE & QHSE Compliance) + Oil & Gas Offshore Pipe Lay & EPC projects

Prudent planning resulting Cost & Time Management.

Develop, implement & update processes & procedures to be followed throughout the duration of project

SIMOPS – a great tool and aid in planning, monitoring and managing complex operations. An integral, highly reliable wireless broadband network enables exchange of live HD video and provides critical information between the different vessels. It jointly helps to enhance the safety and efficiency for complex Marine Operations involving offshore oil and gas platforms and vessels or for multi vessel seismic surveys in compliance with Companies code of conduct, Procedures and “Permit to work” that are mandatory.

References: Available upon Request

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