Khetarpal, A. R.

BP, Baku, Azerbaijan

Ajay R. Khetarpal is Rotating Equipment Manager within the reliability and maintenance function at BP Exploration, Caspian Sea Ltd., Baku, Azerbaijan. He has 30 yr of oil and gas industry experience and has been involved in projects, construction and commissioning; the operation and maintenance of onshore gas turbine power plants; oil and gas processing terminals; and offshore platforms. He has worked in onshore and offshore hydrocarbon facilities in India, Vietnam and Azerbaijan. In the past, he has worked for Oil & Natural Gas Corp., the ONGC Videsh-BP Vietnam JV, Greaves Cotton & Co. and Ingersoll Rand in India. He earned a BE degree in mechanical engineering from Birla Vishvakarma Mahavidyalaya, Engineering College V. V. Nagar, in Gujarat, India; an MBA degree in operations management from IGNOU in India; and an engineering management degree from the University of Manchester in the UK.

Upgrade process compressors to enhance production

Centrifugal compressors are production-critical equipment in refineries, petrochemical plants, and offshore oil and gas production facilities.