About Us

Dynamic and result-driven oil and gas industry professionals with 30+ years experience of products development/commissioning, project management, sales and marketing, end-users training in advanced process control, refinery off-site operations automation (advanced blending control and optimization, oil movement & storage, tanks farm management), process simulation and information management system. We are the eLearning Academy for Refining Industry professionals.

Our Mission

Our mission and major focus is to provide the worldwide refining sector world-class project management, integration and consulting service as well as automation solutions for refinery offsite operations based on Microsoft platform, MS products, third party expert systems and application frameworks. We are dedicated to our customers in providing them value for their investments, both in terms of time and money, giving them reasons to refer us with pride and total satisfaction. At OMS, we believe that honesty, professional integrity and clear communication always pave the way for long and beneficial relations with our customers. We never sacrifice long-term vision with short-term gain which is our mission.

Management Team

Dr. Suresh Agrawal, Founder & CEO Your Course Director

Dr. Suresh S.  Agrawal is the founder and CEO of Offsite Management Systems LLC (OMS), Houston, Texas, USA. OMS  specializes in advanced process control systems and has developed, installed, and managed many innovative and technologically advanced automation software products and integrated solutions for the automation of offsite operations of Chemical, Oil, and Gas (COG) industries in countries like India, Mexico, Columbia, USA and  Eastern, and Western European countries.

He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering.  He then obtained a Master's and PH.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA.

Dr. Agrawal has 30+ years of experience at senior technical / management positions with international companies, and he has successfully managed many advanced refinery process control projects in numerous countries.  Dr. Agrawal is a registered professional engineer in Illinois, USA, and is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Instrumentation Society of America.  He has published and presented 20+ papers in international publications and conferences in the areas of advanced process control.  He has also acted as a consultant to several refining and process industries worldwide and delivers training seminars in the areas of his expertise.

He was also co-editor and sole author of two chapters in the 811 pages ASTM manual “MNL58- Petroleum Refining and Natural Gas Processing” published in 2013.

Meena Agrawal: Co-Founder

Mrs. Meena Agrawal is the President and co-founder of Offsite Management Systems LLC (OMS), Houston, Texas, USA. Meena is responsible for project management and execution as well as client relations and business development. She graduated from Roosevelt University with a Bachelors’s degree in Chemistry and an Associates’ degree in Computer Science from Morris County College, New Jersey. Mrs. Agrawal has 20+ years of experience as technical lead/project management positions with major international companies such as Phillips 66, Exxon-Mobil, Apache Corp and handled projects for windows 7 migration, domain, and system separation for ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66, Upstream (EU) application suite for supply and nomination, upstream gas/oil wells test and production data management, etc. She had also assumed roles many times as a developer for full life cycle applications using VB6 and MS products and databases for companies like Telesis Express, Kingston Church, Micromed Technology, Tuboscope, Chevron Phillips, and BMC.

Komal Balakrishnan, President

Komal has Extensive experience in comprehensive inside-out Brand Management for multiple global product lines in downstream and upstream businesses, including strategic marketing experience developing go-to-market plans per geo-market. High competence with brand architecture design based on customer insights and future growth plans, continuous monitoring of brand health via various channels, addressing opportunities and translating brand goals/purpose/vision to all ancillary teams supporting the brand. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in Fine Arts with a special focus on Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.

Vasanth Balakrishnan, Vice President Operations

Vasanth is responsible for the operation and web security of the academy. He has over 19 years of proven success with information security and global telecommunications providers in pre-sales and engineering roles. His information Security Technology Experience include Two-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication, Identity Assurance, Risk-Based Authentication, Identity Governance and Administration, Identity and Access Management, Security Information and Event Management, Full packet capture and network traffic analytics (NTA), APT detection, and some understanding of digital forensics, Enterprise Governance Risk Compliance, Encryption, and tokenization data protection, DLP: Data Loss Prevention architecture, deployment, and program management network, data center and endpoint, Core & Metro Network Planning for SONET and PL-Ethernet networks, MPLS, DWDM. He has a bachelors’ degree in MIS, Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sheetal Agrawal, Vice President Finance

Sheetal is responsible for the management and control of academy and corporate finances such as downstream financial modeling and upstream treasury functions. Sheetal Agrawal is a passionate and engaging finance MBA professional with 10+ years of experience working within various industries and finance groups. Her expertise ranges from financial modeling, pricing, treasury functions, strategic planning, finance transformation, project management, and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A). She currently resides in Dallas, TX.

Meet Our Team

Priyanka Suman, Site Developer

She is a Full-stack WordPress (Front-end and Back-end) developer with more than 7 years of experience. She is well versed with a Custom theme/ plugin development, existing theme/ plugin customization/ configuration, responsive theme, and API development

She has worked extensively in PHP/MySQL, HTML 5, CSS 3, SASS, SCSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Responsive web design and UI frameworks like Bootstrap and Foundation.

She has gained experience analyzing, designing, and developing various websites, web applications, and desktop applications. Her motto is to do everything sincerely, to the best of her abilities, to achieve total client satisfaction.

Ken Robinson, Voice Over Artist

Born and raised in Washington state, Ken has traveled a remarkable, if the somewhat dubious, road. After completing High School, Ken wandered through years of study in Broadcast Communications, Public Information, and Theater, followed by a life on the road.

Following the path of radio gypsy and traveling journalist, Ken traveled from northern New York, the west coast of the U.S.A., a stint in the Navajo Nation, some years spent in Latin America, Eastern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East and for a time settling on the coastal plains of western Mexico before he transitioned to full-time Voicework.

He lives with his wife, the noted Mexican artist Marcela Lubian (www.marcelalubian.com), and their teenage daughter and son in Arizona

Ken’s philosophy of life? “The road less traveled is often the path to satisfaction.”

In Sook Diamond, Voice Over Artist

In Sook Diamond is a voice-over artist specializing in eLearning content and curriculum. With 10+ years of teaching experience, she is an educator first and a voice-over artist second. After dabbling in recording music for a few years, coupled with her top-notch teaching reviews (she has the handmade thank you cards from her classrooms to prove it!), she decided to try her hand at voice-over recording part-time in April 2018. Within a year, clients have written glowing reviews skyrocketing her side gig into a full-time career!

Helping others learn and understand new content and ideas drives her motivation when recording eLearning content. She aims to speak as though she is teaching learners to create an enriched, informative experience. She works to understand the content and the audience to deliver exactly what is needed to create a quality product. She believes that great education can lead society to a more peaceful and empathetic world and tries to live by that philosophy every day.

Shahzaib Shahzad, Video Creator

Shahzaib Shahzad is a top-rated professional on Upwork providing services in transcription, subtitles/captions, and video editing domain. Since the beginning, he has been a part of this project and has transcribed webinars, organized lectures, proofread scripts, captioned videos, and rendered them to a presentable, well-defined, and precise course for oil industry professionals. He can be reached @msqprog@gmail.com or https://www.upwork.com/fl/shahzaibshahzad.

Francisco Trespalacios,Subtiles Translator (Spanish)

Francisco is an Electronics Engineer and Industrial Automation Specialist with certifications as Project Manager and Digital Transformation Manager who has over 30 years of experience managing projects like control systems modernization, control room consolidations, advanced process control implementations, gasoline, and diesel blending installations, oil movement system deployment and other projects in medium and large refineries. He lives in Columbia.

William Bautista, Subtitles Translator (Spanish)

As a chemical engineer and master in chemical processes, he is always looking for new challenging opportunities in the energy sector, mainly with the current technologies for process modeling and process optimization. He has been working in the private sector and also in academic projects, ranging from small-scale researches to country-wide energy projects, mainly in homeland Colombia.

Naveenchandra N Srivastava, Technical Contents Writer

He has been doing technical writing work on a freelance basis for various Indian and overseas clients/firms. He is having more than 14 years of experience in technical and academic writing. He is Ph.D. in Engineering Geology from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) - Roorkee, M.Tech. in Applied Geology from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) - Roorkee and MBA (IGNOU). He is committed to delivering high-quality content. He is based in Ahmedabad, Gujrat (India). He has been doing research-based writing for a long.

Alok Shankar, Graphics Designer

Alok Shankar is a senior UI-UX Engineer with 14 years of experience in Angular, visual aesthetics, and responsive web application design. Expertise in building intuitive and delightful applications using tools such as discovering user journeys, deconstruction of challenging data interaction, and streamlining the product experience. Expertise in leading a UI team and independently managing the delivery of projects. Easy to work with, an excellent and dedicated team player. Experience working in product-based companies in the eLearning and education solution design domain. He has a Master’s in Computer Application (MCA) and B.A Geography (Hons).

Rabia Sachadeva, Functionality Tester

Rabia is responsible for academy content quality checking and testing of its functionalities. She has bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Education. She is very diligent and detailed oriented and communicates very well. She is proficient in Microsoft Office products, HTML and CSS, and Adobe products.

Chinki Kalra, CSS Developer and Designer

Chinki Kalra, having 8 years of experience in WEBSITE & App UI/UX designer, is a renowned expert. She has done bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Currently, she is working on adobe Photoshop, illustrator, HTML, CSS, bootstrap, foundation, materialized, WordPress, mobile app design, responsive web design.

Amy Pizzalatto, Techical Editor & Digital Marketing

Amy is a technical editor and digital marketing strategist. She has over 10 years of experience working in digital marketing and SEO at the University of Chicago and the University of Arkansas. She holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas. She currently resides in Southern California.