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Shashank Agarwal

Work History

Jun 2013Present

Engineer Process 

Cairn India Limited
  • Monitoring and operation of Oil and Gas plant of capacity 200 bopd and 700 bwpd injection water.
  • Hands on experience on DCS (Centum CS 3000 Yokogawa) that includes daily Control Room activities, responding to plant trips, troubleshooting, taking smooth shut down and start up.
  • Did pigging of New and Existing pipelines from and to well pads.
  • Expertise in operating multi stage centrifugal pumps, heat exchangers, dehydrators, storage tanks, 3 phase separating vessels.
  • Actively participated in preparation of cause and effect matrix and HAZOP analysis.
  • Accomplished commissioning of centrifugal pump, settling tank, duplex strainer installation in pumps, skimmer installation in Water Tanks, Reject Water Treatment Unit, heat exchangers, vapor recovery unit, GLR skid and depurator .
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and troubleshoot critical issues in increasing performance of heat exchangers and filters.
  • Acknowledged for creating new and alternative ideas for increasing water injection and power fluid by carrying out extensive backwash of filters, reducing reject water quantity and cleaning of 3 phase separating vessels with minimum manual intervention. Got appreciation and awards for the same.
  • Developed a calculator for calculating residence time in 3 phase separators and settling tank with bare minimum data.
  • Proposed some changes in HP Flare line to reduce Gas Flaring.
  • Managed a team of 100 contractors during planned shut down of plant, .
  • Complete compliance to HSE policies, permit to work system, job safety analysis and risk assessment. 


Jul 2009Jun 2013

B.E. Chemical

Panjab University

68.10 %

Jul 2007Jun 2008

Senior Secondary


78.77 %

Jul 2005Jun 2006



88 %


  • Schlumberger - NExT: HSE in Exploration and Production, Petroleum Economics, Petroleum Exploration and Production, Geosciences, Drilling, Production Engineering, Surface Facilities and Workover and Completions
  • Oil Plus: Injection Water and Production Chemistry
  • Cairn India Limited: Oil and Gas Industrial Safety
  • EQMS India Pvt. Ltd: EHS Legislation 

Projects, Internship and Publications

  • Accomplished Vocational Training at KRIBHCO, Surat in June-July, 2012 and during this span studied "Production and Operation System" of Ammonia and Urea Plant, designed kinetics of Urea manufacturing, Mass Balance and calculated Residence Time in Urea Reactors.
  • Completed a project on "Manufacture of Ethylene Oxide by direct oxidation of Ethylene using Pure Oxygen" under the guidance of Prof. R.C. Katyal.
  • Published a paper on "Automatic Tube Cleaning System in Heat Exchangers" in 2014 NIT MTMI international conference organized by NIT, Hamirpur under TEQIP-II. 
  • Published an article on "Hunting for Black Gold" in Oil and Gas Industry in TATVA, Annual magazine of UICET.   


  • Software: AutoCAD, Aspen Hysys
  • Tools/Utilities: Microsoft Visio
  • Adapt to ever-changing situations
  • Languages Known: English and Hindi

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Associated with the organizing committee of Jhankaar-2010 and Agaaz-2009, Annual Fest of Panjab University.
  • Infrastructural Co-convenor of Cyanide-2013, Annual Fest of UICET, Panjab University.
  • Associated with organizing committee of Cyanide-2010,2011.
  • Volunteered with Rotaract Club of Chandigarh from 2009 to 2012.
  • Secured 2nd position in Trade Test on "Knowledge and Operation" organized by Mines Safety Organisation, Ajmer Region.