Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Petroleum Distribution in India

Distribution in India The mineral oil resources of India
are distributed in three important basins.
1. Upper Assam or the Naharkatia-Moran, Region Major oil wells in this region are Digboi, Naharkatia, Moran, Lakwa, Sibs agar and Rudrasagar.

2. Bombay High This is an offshore source, lying 167 km to the north-west of Mumbai.

3. Cambay Basin This basin lies in the state of Gujarat and major oil-wells are Ankaleshwar, Kosamba, Kalol, Dhalka, Mahesana, Nawagam and Sobhasan.

There are certain areas with known reserves of mineral oil, but where commercial production is not carried out. These areas include­
1. Rajasthan
2. Cauveri basin
3. Krishna-Godavari basin
4. Andaman Islands
5. Foothills of Bengal Himalayas
6. Ganga valley
7. Tripura-Nagaland fold belt.

Then, there are some prospective regions, where the geological structure favours presence of oil reserves. These areas include­

1. Kachchh-Saurashtra region in Gujarat
2. Kerala-Konkan region
3. Mahanadi basin.

Some recently discovered oil-fields include­
1. South Heera, Neelam, Gandhar Phase II, Panna and Mukta in the Bombay High basin
2. Ravva oil field in the offshore of Krishna- Godavari basin.
3. Cauveri basin
4. Arunachal Pradesh
5. Andamans.

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