Introduction

Petroleum Exploration & Development Activities have gained momentum in the state after the largest oil discovery of Mangla in 2004 in Barmer-Sanchore over the last two decades of the Country and high quality gas reserves in Jaisalmer & Barmer-Sanchore Basins. Presently, Exploration and development activities for crude oil and natural gas are underway in 15 Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) blocks and 11 Petroleum Mining Lease (PML) blocks by National/Multinational and private companies in area covering over 24,000 sq.km.

Rajasthan is the second largest producer of crude oil after Bombay High and produces about 20% of total Crude Oil Production in the country. Rajasthan has maximum on-land area (i.e. 1,50,000 sq. km) of the country having potential for hydrocarbon exploration.


Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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