| Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH)

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Investor's Meet for Special CBM Bid Round-2021 on 13th January, 2022 in Virtual mode                                   OALP Bid Round-VII under HELP launched on 16th December, 2021                                   Pre-Bid query for Special CBM Round is now open                                   Special CBM Bid Round-2021 launched on 22nd September, 2021                                   सही से मास्क पहनें I                                   हाथ धोएं बार बार I                                   निभाएं दो गज की दुरी I                                   जब तक दवाई नही, तब तक ढिलाई नहीं I                                  
About Us

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The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) was established in 1993 under the administrative control of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas through Government of India Resolution. Objectives of DGH are to promote sound management of the oil and natural gas resources having a balanced regard for environment, safety, technological and economic aspects of the petroleum activity.


DGH has been entrusted with several responsibilities like implementation of New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP), matters concerning the Production Sharing Contracts for discovered fields and exploration blocks, promotion of investment in E and P Sector and monitoring of E and P activities including review of reservoir performance of producing fields. In addition, DGH is also engaged in opening up of new unexplored areas for future exploration and development of non-conventional hydrocarbon energy sources like Coal Bed Methane(CBM) as also futuristic hydrocarbon energy resources like Gas Hydrates and Oil Shales.

DG's Message

DGH Image Dear Stakeholders, I hope all of you are safe, healthy and vaccinated. The E&P community collectively braced itself against the headwinds of the two waves of COVID-19, with resilience and resoluteness.


Signing of Contracts awarded under OALP Bid Round-V
Government had approved award of 11 exploration blocks through Open Acreage Licensing Programme Bid Round - V. The signing of contracts, at an event 'Contract Signing ceremony' with successful bidders of OALP Bid Round - V was held in New Delhi on 17th November 2020. The Event was presided over by Sh. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel.
Launch of Discovered Small Field (DSF) Bid Round-III
Government of India launched DSF Bid Round-III offering Thirty-two (32) Contract areas comprising Seventy-five (75) Oil and Gas fields/ discoveries on 10th June 2021 through a virtual launch event. The event was presided over by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Companies, either alone or in consortium of unincorporated or incorporated Joint ventures, may bid for one or more Contract Areas.
Inauguration of NDR SDC at Bhubaneswar
Hon'ble Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Hon'ble Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice, Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the Secondary Data Centre of National Data Repository (NDR) at STPI-ELITE Building in Bhubaneswar on Aug 4th,2018.