Aug 24, 2023

Santosh Upare

  • Product Analysis, Testing & Quality Control and Lab Commissioning
  • Navi Mumbai, Thane, Maharashtra
Full time Oil & Gas Production and Operations Professional Services QA-Quality Control Research Science

Personal Summary

I am a dedicated and result-oriented professional with 16 years of experience in Product Analysis, Testing & Quality Control, and Lab Commissioning across various industries. I have expertise in managing laboratory operations, enforcing laboratory policies, and developing new products. I am skilled in using spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques for characterization of crude oil and petroleum products. I have a strong background in managing quality and audit processes, as well as experience in managing lube oil condition monitoring, calibrations, and validation. I am proficient in using LIMS, SAP, and CRM systems. I have a clear communication style and excel in complex problem-solving. I am a strategic planner and have experience in budget management. I am knowledgeable in ASTM, IP, APHA standards and have expertise in method development using GC, ICP, AAS, UV, and IR techniques. I have a track record of successfully managing laboratory operations, ensuring quality analysis, and providing technical advice and support. I am seeking a challenging role in Product Analysis, Testing & Quality Control, and Lab Commissioning with a reputable organization in the Oil & Gas, Petroleum Refinery, Chemical, Petrochemicals, Catalyst, or Water & Wastewater industry.


  • Clear Communication
  • Strategic Planning
  • Lab Operation & Management
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Budget Management
  • Method Development
  • GC, ICP, AAS, UV, IR
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Risk & Issue Management
  • Audits & Presentations
  • Product Analysis
  • Negotiation & Persuasion
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Project Leadership
  • Product Development
  • ISO 17025, 45001, QMS, SOPs Designer & Reviewer

Licenses and certifications

  • Certification Course in SIX SIGMA from IIT, Delhi
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Laboratory System, Internal Audit & Uncertainty of Measurement
  • ISO 17025 Internal Auditor Training Program
  • Aviation Refresher Course Training at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Santacruz Airport Mumbai
  • Octane Engine Training for RON, MON, CETANE ENGINE From Core Lab at Bhatinda

Work Experience

Manager - Laboratory & Technical
Jan 2021 - Bureau Veritas Group (Inspectorate Griffith India Ltd)

- Manage laboratory operations, quality analysis & assurance, analytical services, and sample throughput in various industries. - Provide technical advice and support on fuel quality, blending, additives, inspection, and quality assurance of lab services. - Review quality reports and handle customer technical issues, complaints, and claims. - Ensure all quality checks, testing, and validations are performed according to guidelines and procedures. - Conduct technical internal audits to assess the effectiveness of the Quality Management System. - Coordinate with various departments and customers for testing and product quality issues. - Monitor, analyze, and report on quality status and projects aimed at improving process quality. - Support tender and price rate agreement activities. - Maintain understanding of laboratory technology advancements, regulations, and customer requirements. - Manage lab equipment inventory, maintenance contracts, and chemical supply. - Ensure safe and reliable operations through adherence to HSSE standards.


Master of Science (M.Sc, Chemistry)
Jul 2004 - Jul 2006 Nagpur University
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc, Chemistry)
Jul 2001 - May 2004 Nagpur University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Chemistry) - Pursuing
Jan 2019 - Dec 2023 Sunrise University