Sedimentary Basins

Sedimentary Basins

Rajasthan has four potential Petroliferous basins

The basins cover about 1,50,000 sq km on-land area. The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural gas has upgraded the first three petroliferous basins into Category- I, i.e. equivalent to the Bombay High, Cambay Basin and Assam, which are potential for hydrocarbons prospects. These 4 Basins are spread over in 14 Districts of Western & Eastern Rajasthan.

Sr. No Basin Basin Coverage


Jaisalmer Basin

Jaisalmer – Mari Arch, Kishangarh Sub-Basin, Shahgarh Depression and Miajlar Sub Basin, District Jaisalmer and part of Jodhpur.


Barmer – Sanchore Basin

Districts Barmer and Jalore (partly).


Bikaner – Nagaur Basin

Districts Bikaner, Nagaur, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh and Churu (partly).


Vindhyan Basin

Districts Kota, Jhalawar, Baran, Bundi and Bhilwara (partly) etc.

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