About Us

We are a privately owned integrated Oil & Gas company with a balanced portfolio spreading from Exploration, Production, EPC, O&M to Gas Business.

Oilmax is a stakeholder in Mercator Petroleum Limited and also provides integrated technical and management services for its operations.

Oilmax Energy Endeavour innovative concept building and project management throughout the life cycle of the assets in areas of Exploration, appraisal, development and Production. Oilmax focuses on creating value through robust technical workflows in providing optimum solutions, building in operational efficiency and maximizing returns.

Oilmax Energy has its presence in India, Romania and Nigeria at present. We are actively evaluating assets in strategically aligned areas such as Far East Asia, Africa, Middle East and Russia etc. both for Organic resource growth as well as Inorganic acquisitions.

Mission & Vision


To establish as an Integrated Global Exploration & Production company leveraging the expertise and skills in project execution and delivery. It aims to create a reserve base of 100 Million Barrels of oil equivalent in coming Five years and ultimately One Billion Barrel company through organic resource accretion and inorganic asset acquisitions.


To create a core competence in the field of Exploration and Production and Project Execution with global benchmarks.

To achieve this, we will:

  • Work to World-class standards
  • Practice inflexible HS&E policies.
  • Focus on customer satisfaction
  • Respect the environment
  • Be sensitive to the communities in which we work
  • Promote and reward on merit
  • Key Facts

    Oilmax Energy in its senior management team has over 100 years of experience in sub-surface, commercial, engineering, project management and operational aspects of business.

    Oilmax Energy specializes in concept building and developing strategy for upstream business, execution and implementation of the projects

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    Oilmax Energy's key team comprises of industry experts in the areas of geology, geophysics, petroleum engineering, well drilling, project management and execution, FEED development, commercial and financial management.

    Oilmax Energy follows Internationally accepted HS&E standards and stringent quality benchmarks in all spheres of the activity domain. We emphasize on timely completion, maximizing returns and provide sustainable growth.

    Core Team


           Chairman & Managing Director

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    Kapil Garg, a seasoned E&P professional has served the industry in various key positions globally. A graduate from the prestigious premier institute, IIT Roorkee, also completed his masters from the same institute.

    He started his career with ONGC as a production engineer, then moved to Enron Oil and Gas India Ltd. In 1995 as Offshore Installation Manager responsible for managing offshore production facility and soon rose to the position of General Manager Production. Subsequently he joined BG Group in India as Director Operations for upstream business and then he moved as Technical Director for Asia and Middle East based in the U.K.

    He returned to India to join as Managing Director of BG's upstream business in India. His last assignment was as Asset General Manager/Managing Director of BG India. Under his leadership the production has significantly increased by three fold from the existing fields.

    Kapil has many distinguished accomplishments in multi-disciplinary project managements and focused strategic business developments. He is passionate in inducting out of the box innovative concepts for operational efficiency and cost optimization.

    A creative mind and visionary, Kapil is leading the company and the team since its inception.


           President - E&P Business

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    Dr. Rabi Bastia, a reputed personality in the Hydrocarbon Industry whose endeavor has put India into international oil & gas map in a very short span of time. Post-graduated in Petroleum Exploration from Norwegian Technological University, Norway and obtained his Doctoral degree in Geology from IIT, Kharagpur. He has been awarded a Doctorate in Science for the first time in the field of Petroleum research in India from ISMU, Dhanbad which was highly applauded by Alberta University, Canada & Okalahoma University, USA. He has been serving the Indian petroleum industry for about 3 decades in different capacities with distinction.

    Dr. Bastia’s contribution in exploring for hydrocarbons in the deep water regions of India is commendable. He has provided a high level of leadership in directing and implementing several major exploration programes in the deepwater regions of the east coast of India leading to major hydrocarbon discoveries including the world’s largest gas discovery of 2002 in Krishna Godavari along with 50 more in other basins like Mahanadi and Cauvery offshore.

    In recognition to this outstanding contribution in the field of Science and Engineering the Government of India has conferred him the “Padma Shree”, one of India’s highest civilian awards in the year 2007. In the same year, he has also been awarded The “ Bharat Gaurav” from the state of Orissa and “Infraline Service to Nation Award in Energy Excellence”. His other significant credentials include “Who’s Who in the World” in the year 2008 and “Top 100 Educators – 2009“ in the arena of scientific research by IBC, Cambridge, England.

    He is currently an Adjunct Professor in ISMU, Dhanbad and is also Involved in distinguished and challenging international assignments with operations in the Middle East, South East Asia and North Sea. He has authored a reference book titled “Geologic Settings and Petroleum Systems of India’s East Coast Offshore Basins: Concepts and Applications”. Another book print “Basin Evolution and Petroleum Prospectivity of the Continental Margins of India” is to Elsevier editorial board.

    Portfolio Spread

    Oilmax deals with assets spreading from exploration, development , production,Project execution & Gas Business.

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    E & P Map                                                                                                                                           Offshore Services Map

    The current operational area covers India, Romania, Nigeria with future target acquisitions in Far East, Russia, Middle East and Africa, Malaysia , Russia and Kazakhstan.

    Our People - Our Strength

    our Success is built around your success.

    The 8 essential elements, Openness, Confrontation, Trust, Autonomy, Pro-action, Authenticity, Collaboration & Experimentation, brew together at Oilmax to give rise to the finest work culture..

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    We believe that motivated & satisfied employees are equivalent to highest amount of productivity and in turn the success of any organisation.

    Encouraging high levels of Communication, Encouraging management to acknowledge achievements and set targets, Being flexible and offering alternatives, investing in employee development (Individual and as teams) is how we ensure complete job satisfaction of our employees.


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    Oilmax is committed to Health, Safety, Integrity, Corporate Conduct, Customer Satisfaction and Ethical Values.