Vijay Swarup

ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company

Vice President, Research & Development

Dr. Swarup joined the company in 1987 as an engineer at Exxon Research and Engineering in Clinton, New Jersey. Over his career, he has progressed through a variety of engineering, planning and managerial roles at company locations in Redwater, Alberta, Canada; Baytown, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Houston, Texas and Fairfax, Virginia.

In 2006, he became the Global Technology Planning Manager for ExxonMobil Chemical. In 2008, he was appointed Global Olefins Marketing Manager for ExxonMobil Chemical Company. He moved from Houston, Texas to Fairfax, Virginia in 2010 to become Vice President of Basestocks, Specialties and Asphalt for ExxonMobil Lubricants and Specialties Company. He was appointed Manager of Planning and Business Development for ExxonMobil Chemical in April, 2012.

In April, 2013, Dr. Swarup was appointed Corporate Strategic Research Manager, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. On November 1, 2014, he was appointed Vice President, Research and Development, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.

Vijay holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University.  

SESSIONS WITH Vijay Swarup

Monday, October 14

  • 12:25pm - 01:10pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    Attracting International Technology & Investment in India's E&P Sector

    Most easy-to-reach oil and gas resources in India have been explored and exploited, but there is significant upstream potential in deep water, ultra-deep water, frontier basins and unconventional reserves. Exploiting these is both technologically challenging and capital intensive. Given these challenges, how will India become an attractive country for international upstream investments? What mix of companies, both large and small, IOCs and NOCs, is needed to revive the upstream sector? What policy interventions are needed? What technologies will be most relevant, and what are the challenges in deploying new technologies in India?

  • 02:30pm - 03:15pm

    Agora

    Agora Studio: Biofuels & Waste to Energy: Sustainable energy solutions for India

    India currently imports ~83% of its crude oil requirement. Biofuels, an eco-friendly alternative, could help reduce dependence on crude oil-derived fuel. India has large quantities of solid and liquid wastes, which are expected to increase as urbanization accelerates. Converting waste into energy can have the dual benefit of reducing dependence on imported energy and reducing environmental stress. How can policy measures such as the Ethanol Blending Programme (EBP) and Bio-diesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO) help promote biofuels? What technological innovations are needed to significantly scale up biofuel production in India? What incentives are needed to attract private investment in the entire value chain?