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IndianOil is India's flagship national oil company with business interests straddling the entire hydrocarbon value chain – from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of petroleum products to exploration & production of crude oil & gas, marketing of natural gas and petrochemicals. It is the leading Indian corporate in the Fortune 'Global 500' listing, ranked at the 83rd position in the year 2012.
With over 34,233-strong workforce, IndianOil has been helping to meet India’s energy demands for over half a century. With a corporate vision to be the Energy of India, IndianOil closed the year 2011-12 with a sales turnover of Rs. 4,09,957 crore ($ 85,550 million) and profits of Rs. 3,955 crore ($ 825 million).
At IndianOil, operations are strategically structured along business verticals - Refineries, Pipelines, Marketing, R&D Centre and Business Development – E&P, Petrochemicals and Natural Gas. To achieve the next level of growth, IndianOil is currently forging ahead on a well laid-out road map through vertical integration— upstream into oil exploration & production (E&P) and downstream into petrochemicals – and diversification into natural gas marketing and alternative energy, besides globalisation of its downstream operations. Having set up subsidiaries in Sri Lanka, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), IndianOil is simultaneously scouting for new business opportunities in the energy markets of Asia and Africa.
Reach and Network
IndianOil and its subsidiary (CPCL) account for over 49% petroleum products market share, 31% national refining capacity and 71% downstream sector pipelines capacity in India.
The IndianOil Group of companies owns and operates 10 of India's 22 refineries with a combined refining capacity of 65.7 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA, .i.e. 1.30 million barrels per day approx.). IndianOil's cross-country network of crude oil and product pipelines spans 11,163 km with a capacity of 77.258 MMTPA of crude oil and petroleum products and 10 MMSCMD of gas. This network is the largest in the country and meets the vital energy needs of the consumers in an efficient, economical and environment-friendly manner.
It has a portfolio of powerful and much-loved energy brands that includes Indane LPGas, SERVO lubricants, XtraPremium petrol, XtraMile diesel, PROPEL & petrochemicals, etc. Validating the trust of 66.8 million households, Indane has earned the coveted status of 'Superbrand' in the year 2009.
IndianOil has a keen customer focus and a formidable network of customer touch-points dotting the landscape across urban and rural India. It has 20,575 petrol and diesel stations, including 4,225 Kisan Seva Kendras (KSKs) in the rural markets. With a countrywide network of over 38,000 sales points, backed for supplies by 139 bulk storage terminals and depots, 3,960 SKO/LDO dealers (60% of the industry), 96 aviation fuel stations and 89 LPGas bottling plants, IndianOil services every nook and corner of the country. Indane is present in almost 2764 markets through a network of 5,934 distributors (51.6% of the industry). About 7780 bulk consumer pumps are also in operation for the convenience of large consumers, ensuring products and inventory at their doorstep.
IndianOil's ISO-9002 certified Aviation Service commands an enviable 63% market share in aviation fuel business, successfully servicing the demands of domestic and international flag carriers, private airlines and the Indian Defence Services. The Corporation also enjoys a 65% share of the bulk consumer, industrial, agricultural and marine sectors.
With a steady aim of maintaining its position as a market leader and providing the best quality products and services, IndianOil is currently investing Rs. 47,000 crore in a host of projects for augmentation of refining and pipelines capacities, expansion of marketing infrastructure and product quality upgradation.
Innovation is key
IndianOil has a sprawling world-class R&D Centre that is perhaps Asia's finest. It conducts pioneering work in lubricants formulation, refinery processes, pipeline transportation and alternative fuels, and is also the nodal agency of the Indian hydrocarbon sector for ushering in Hydrogen fuel economy in the country. The Centre holds 212 active patents, with over 100 international patents.
Some of the in-house technologies and catalysts developed by IndianOil include the DHDT technology, Light Naptha Isomerization technology, INDMAX technology (for maximizing LPGas yield), Oilivorous –S bio-remediation technology(extended to marine applications too), Diesel Hydro DeSulphurisation(DHDS) catalyst, a special Indicat catalyst for Bharat Stage – IV compliant Diesel, IndVi catalyst for improved distillate and FCC throughput, and adsorbent based deep sulphurisation process for gasoline and diesel streams.
Redefining the horizon
In Petrochemicals, IndianOil offers a full slate of products including Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB), Purified Terephthallic Acid (PTA) and an extensive range of polymers. IndianOil holds a significant market share of LAB in India and exports to 19 countries. It is the largest suppliers of Mono-Ethylene Glycol (MEG) in the domestic market. Execution of a state-of-the-art 120,000 tonnes per annum Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) unit is underway at Panipat. The SBR unit is expected to further strengthen IndianOil’s presence in the speciality petrochemicals sector.
In Exploration & Production, IndianOil's domestic portfolio includes 11 oil and gas blocks and 2 CBM blocks in India including 2 blocks as part of a consortium under NELP-VIII (blocks GK-OSN-2009/1 and GK-OSN-2009/2). The overseas portfolio includes ten blocks spread across Libya, Iran, Gabon, Nigeria, Timor-Leste and Yemen. Exploration activities are at various stages of progress. In addition, as part of consortium, IndianOil has been awarded Project -1 in the Carabobo heavy oil region of Venezuela. To boost E&P activities, IndianOil has incorporated Ind-OIL Overseas Ltd. – a special purpose vehicle for acquisition of overseas E&P assets – in partnership with Oil India Ltd.
Natural Gas marketing is another thrust area for IndianOil with special focus on City Gas Distribution (CGD) business. The Corporation has entered into franchise agreements with several CGD players to market Compressed Natural Gas through its retail outlets. During 2011-12, gas sales grew by an impressive 27% to 2.9 million tones from 2.28 million tones in the previous year.
IndianOil is also setting up a 5 MMTPA LNG import, storage and regassification terminal at Ennore (outskirts of Chennai). This LNG terminal would be the first of its kind on the East Coast of India.
IndianOil's joint venture with GAIL India Ltd. - Green Gas Ltd. – is authorised to take up city gas distribution in Agra. A long term gas supply agreement has been signed with NTPC.
Furthermore, in consortium with GSPC, HPCL and BPCL, IndianOil has won gas pipeline bids for Mallavaram to Bhilwara and Vijaypur via Bhopal, Mehsana to Bhatinda and Bhatinda to Jammu and Srinagar.
Venturing into alternative fuels
IndianOiI has forayed into alternative energy options such as wind, solar, bio-fuels and nuclear power. A 21 MW wind power project is operational in the Kutch district of Gujarat. The solar power initiative is being spearheaded on a pilot basis in Orissa, Karnataka and the Northeast and a pan-India phased roll-out is underway. Solar products such as solar lanterns and torches are being sold through the Retail Outlets in rural and urban areas. With a view to investing in the nuclear energy sector in the country, IndianOil has entered into an agreement with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.
IndianOil has the largest captive plantation – over 1,000 hectares – for bio-fuel production in India which is underway in the States of Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, generating rural employment. To straddle the complete bio-fuel value chain, IndianOil has formed a joint venture with the Chhattisgarh Renewable Development Authority. IndianOil CREDA Biofuels Ltd. has been formed to carry out farming, cultivating, manufacturing, production and sale of biomass, bio-fuels and allied products and services in Chattisarh. In Uttar Pradesh, IndianOil is establishing a model value chain for the production of bio-diesel. A MoU for collaborating on commercial production of bio-diesel from algae has also been signed with PA LLC
IndianOil. The Energy of India
With facilities at multiple locations and ever-expanding market opportunities, IndianOil is poised to become an integrated energy company. As the flagship public sector enterprise of India, IndianOil has also successfully combined its corporate social responsibility agenda with its business offerings, meeting the energy needs of millions of people every day, across the country.