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India is the 3rd largest consumer of oil in the world, after the United States & China. Almost 42% of India's energy consumption comes from Oil and Gas. As on 31 March 2017, estimated reserves of crude oil in India stood at 604.10 mn tonnes (MMT). Estimated reserves of natural gas in India stood at 1289.81 bn cubic meters (BCM) and that of coal bed methane (CBM) resources are of the order of 2600 bn cubic metres (BCM).


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Oil & Gas Production

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Plethora of Investment opportunities available in Oil and Gas production.

Oil & Gas Refining

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India is the second largest contributor to Asia's crude oil refining capacity

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  • Open Acreage Licensing Policy(OALP): Modalities for operationalization Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy(HELP)

    Open Acreage Licensing Policy(OALP): Modalities for operationalization Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy(HELP)

  • Policy Framework for Exploration and Exploitation of Unconventional Hydrocarbons

    Policy framework for exploration and exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons under existing production sharing contracts (PSCs), Coal Bed Methane (CBM) contracts and Nomination Fields.

  • Policy Framework to Promote and Incentivize Enhanced Recovery Methods for Oil and Gas

    To provide fiscal incentives to adopt Enhanced Recovery (ER), Improved Recovery (IR) and Unconventional Hydrocarbon (UH) production methods.

  • Policy Reforms in Exploration of Oil and Gas

    To increase exploration activities, attract domestic and foreign investment in unexplored/unallocated areas of sedimentary basins, and enhance domestic production of oil and gas from existing fields and promote ease of doing business by streamlining and expediting the approval processes.

  • Hydrocarbon Exploration & Licensing Policy (HELP)

    This policy allows an open acreage licensing, full freedom for marketing and pricing, single license for conventional and un-conventional hydrocarbons, equal weight-age of work programme and fiscal share and low royalty for offshore fields, among others.

  • Discovered Small Fields Policy

    The policy offers improved fiscal terms such as no oil cess applicable on crude oil production, moderate royalty rates same as in NELP regime, no upfront signature bonus, pricing and marketing freedom for oil and gas and no carried interest by NOCs.

  • New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP)

    The main objective of the policy is to attract significant risk capital from Indian and foreign companies, state of part technologies, new geological concepts and best management practices to explore oil and gas resources in the country to meet rising demands for oil and gas.

  • Coalbed Methane (CBM) policy

    This policy specifies the modality for taking up commercial development of CBM, modality for identification and allotment of blocks, fiscal provisions/incentives and in a subsequent MOU entered between MOC & MOPNG specifies that right of 9 exploitation of Coal Mine Methane (CMM) from coal mining areas will be with coal mine operator.