Function & Responsibility

Functions

1. Regulatory functions viz. processing of proposals for grant of Petroleum Exploration Licenses (PELs) & Petroleum Mining Leases (PMLs) for Oil, Gas & Coal Bed Methane from Administrative Department level with prior approval from MoP&NG.
2. Effective enforcement of Rules & Regulations viz. Oil Field (Regulation & Development) Act, 1948 & Petroleum & Natural Gas Rules, 1959 etc and its amendments from time to time.
3. Collection of Revenues from Petroleum Sector.
4. Pursuance of various issues such as implementation of Minimum Work Programme (MWP) of awarded blocks for Oil, Gas & CBM under NELP / CBM Policy regime and new blocks under DSF/OALP of HELP.

Responsibilities

1. Hydrocarbon Administration and Optimization.
2. Planned & Sustainable Development of Hydrocarbon Resources.
3. Adhering to the time frame of Exploration & Exploitation as per PSC/MRSC.
4. Compliance of Committed Minimum Work Programme in interaction with DGH.
5. Monitoring of Oil & Gas Exploration & Development Activities & other allied activities viz. City Gas Distribution Network, Gas Grids, Shale Oil/Gas, UCG, CBM, CTL, Pipeline infrastructure, Refinery cum Petrochemical Complex etc.

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