- E & P Acreages
- CBM Acreages
DGH is broadly bestowed with the responsibility of managing the various activities
with regard to Indian E&P acreages.They are in terms of awarding blocks, executing
production sharing contracts, monitoring developments etc.
India has an estimated sedimentary area of 3.14 million square kilometers, comprising
26 sedimentary basins, out of which 1.35 million square kilometers area is in deep
water and 1.79 million square kilometers area is onland and shallow offshore. At
present 1.06 million square kilometers area is under active petroleum Exploration
Licenses in 18 basins by national oil companies and Private/Joint Venture companies.
A total of 35601 Sq Km area is under Mining Lease.
Operations are being carried out by National and Private oil companies in 597 concessions,
of which 259 are under Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) and 338 are under Mining
Coalbed Methane (CBM) is natural gas contained in coal. It consists primarily of
methane, the gas we use for home heating, gas fired electrical generation and industrial
fuel. CBM commonly is referred to as an “unconventional” form of natural gas because
it is primarily stored through adsorption to the coal itself rather than in the
pore space of the rock, like most “conventional” gas. The gas is released in response
to a drop in pressure in the coal.Commercial production of CBM is a proven technology
and USA is the leader in CBM production in the world.
CBM policy for exploration & production of CBM was formulated by the Government
in July 1997 for carrying out CBM exploration activity in the country.
Having the 3rd largest proven coal reserves and being the 4th largest coal producer
in the world, India holds significant prospects for commercial recovery of CBM.
Prognosticated CBM resource has been estimated to be around 4.6 TCM. A total of
26 CBM blocks and 13600 Sq Km area have been awarded in three rounds of CBM held