The successes of the talented Shri H S Cheema, shaping the Oil and Gas Industry of India

Shri H S Cheema has been known for accomplishing many great things for the Oil and Gas Sector in India. During his tenure at GAIL as the first ever chairmen, Shri Cheema was heralded for setting up and maintaining the first pipeline in northern India, known as the Hazira-Vijaipur-Jagdishpur (HVJ) pipeline. The pipeline created a vital link for transportation of natural gas between the distribution center and the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Shri H S Cheema was born on the 2nd of May 1931, completed his bachelors of engineering from Poona, mechanical engineering from the Royal Technical College, Glasgow and then in 1983 he become a fellow at the Institute of Engineers in India. Armed with an advanced and diverse education, he went on to hold prestigious positions with various organizations such as ONGC, Oil India Limited, Asian Development Bank, Engineers India Limited and Gas Authority of India. Shri Cheema made many in-roads towards developing the oil and gas sector in India. He was responsible for all the oil, LPG and gas productions on behalf of ONGC during the years of 1986 – 1989. A notable achievement is that he was credited with raising the oil production from 27 MMT per year to 34 MMT per year in 1989. A few other achievements are;

·      Responsible for major drilling operations in the east coast of India

·      Record time to complete a pipeline project between Uran to Trombay Butcher island ( 18 months)

·      Planning and design of the super tanker oil terminal and dry dock at Cochin port

·      Construction of the worlds largest oil terminal at Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

·      Publications of many books and journals

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  1. AJAY PAL SINGH

    We , The Employees of Gail have proud of you as our First CMD
    who showed us a path of success, taught us to learn fast to grow fast in this competitive world.

    We have achieved several milestones thru the way you showed us

    We , As The Gail Family members, wish you all the very best for your happy & heathy, progessive future ahead

    Heartiest honours always

    Ajay Pal Singh

    Manager (Mechanical )

    GAIL , IPS -SAMAKHIALI

  2. Y.K.Sharma

    Respected Cheema sahib,
    first of all accept our greetings and good wishes on coming 84th Birthday on 2nd May 2015. our unrest request and wish is that wherever U are, kindly celebrate the same with family, friends and others for which we wish U good luck and best wishes…………..

    U were GAIL Chairman in Hotel Samrat, Chankyapuri, New Delhi during 1984-86 and I got an opportunity to have your glimpse in the lift of Hotel Samrat when I joined GAIL as AEE(Petroleum) in Hotel Samrat on 17th June’1986. Seeing U first time was something special to me and I discussed the same with my friends/room-mate of the office. Sir, hope U are maintaining a good health and do come some time whenever U are in Delhi/Noida to bless us.

    Today GAIL has become a MAHARATNA Company and has really become an Integrated Energy Company from a mere Pipeline Company. Sir, bless us so that we could grow further and take GAIL to a newer height.

    from all of US kindly accept our good wishes!

    with best Regards,

    Y.K.Sharma
    DGM(EP), GAIL Jubilee Tower
    15th F, Sector-1, Noida-201301
    (M)# 9873552955y

  3. DEVI RAM

    Our first CMD facing and many challenging the formation of our company and great effort shows in this time our company as a title youngest MAHARATNA company . we and our GAIL family grateful to salute respected Cheema sir.

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