Introduction

In Rajasthan, Petroleum Exploration & Development Activities have now gained momentum after the largest oil discovery Mangla in 2004 in Barmer-Sanchore Basin over the last two decades of the Country and high quality gas reserves in Jaisalmer & Barmer-Sanchore Basins. Presently, exploration for Oil, Gas and shale oil is underway in 12 PMLs & 4 PELs of Rajasthan by National / Multinational and Private Companies against the 21 blocks carved out covering about 60,000 sq. km area.

Though Rajasthan has maximum on-land area (i.e. 1,50,000 sq. km) of the country having potential for hydrocarbon exploration. New 9 Exploration Blocks are also coming up as OALP round is being concluded in June, 2018.

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