This paper demonstrates how existing knowledge on technical and business developments can be organized, categorized, and subsequently used to determine key assessment indicators to better understand the state of R&D. Thus, it offers an approach to then employ the indicators for benchmarking of India versus other leaders in oil & gas R&D, with the intention of identifying gaps and opportunities for innovative as well as incremental advances in important R&D areas. A few examples of such historical innovations are given, and the approach when employed for India then results in a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) - a summary that can be greatly beneficial as a starting point for planning and implementation efforts aimed at improvement of R&D contributions in this sector.
Dr. Sriram Devanathan, Gupta, P. T. R., and V., S., “An Approach for the Assessment of India as a Global Oil & Gas R&D Destination”, International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering and Technology . Elsevier Publication, TKM College of Engineering, p. 392, 2014.