Land Mark Development

Land mark Development in Hydrocarbon Sector of the State

Rajasthan has significant resource potential of hydrocarbons under 4 Petroliferous Basins. Due to hydrocarbon prospectivity, 3 Petroliferous Basins of Rajasthan have been upgraded into Category-I i.e. equivalent to Mumbai, Offshore, Krishna Godavani, Assam shelf,Convery, Combay and Assam Akaran Fold belt.

These 4 basins fall in the 14 Districts of the State namely Barmer, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Jalore, Jodhpur, Kota, Jhalawar, Baran, Bundi, Bhilwara, Churu and Chittorgarh spread over an area of 1,50,000 sq km.

Rajasthan has immense investment opportunities in Upstream, Midstream & Downstream hydrocarbon sector. Pursuant to liberalization Policy in Petroleum Sector, E&P activities in the State have been increased manifold. Maximum on-land exploration has been undertaken in the State covering 60,000 sq. km for Oil and Gas. Presently, exploitation / exploration is underway in 11 blocks (PMLs) and 15 Petroleum Exploration Licenses (PELs).

New Blocks of Rajasthan comprising 8 from Barmer-Sanchore Basin from Jaisalmer Basin and 6 from Bikaner-Nagaur Basin/Jaisalmer Basin have been awarded under OALP by MoPNG for oil & gas exploration.

Discovery Fields of Crude oil, Heavy oil and Natural gas

The State Government has sanctioned 11 Petroleum Mining Leases (covering an area of 4629.74 sq. km) for exploitation of Crude oil, Heavy oil and Natural gas.

Crude oil

• 38 Oil & Gas fields discovered in Barmer-Sanchore Basin namely Guda, Saraswati, Kaameshwari- I, Raag Oil, Shakti, Vijaya, Vandana, Mangla, Bhagyam, Aishwariya, GSV, Bhagyam South, N-C West, NI, Raageshwari Deep Gas, Mangla Barmer HIll, Shakti NE-I, N-P, NE, Kameshwari West-2, Kameshwari West-3, Kameshwari West-6, Tukaram, Aishwariya Barmer Hill, Raag South –I, NL, Guda south-7, DP-1, V2Y Channel, NR-3-2100, Aishwariya-46, S-L-1, Kaam West-8 (KT & DD, Saraswati SW-I, Saraswati-4 Basement, Raageshwari N-I, N-I-North, Saraswati Crest-I.

• Mangla Oil discovery of Barmer-Sanchore Basin has been rated as one of the biggest on-land discovery of the country in over three decades.

• As per the latest estimates about 205 million barrel proved reserve the MoP&NG, GOI has granted permission to Cairn India for exploration in lease-hold area for the same.

• A total of 637 million barrels of crude oil has been produced from Barmer-Sanchore Basin w.e.f 29.08.2009 to March, 2022.

Heavy oil

Oil India has entered into an agreement with Venezuelan Company PDVSA for the exploitation of proved in-place Heavy Oil Resource of 25 million tonnes and Bitumen Reserves of 53 million tonnes.

• Oil India Ltd in association with Venezuelan PDVSA Company has undertaken trial production of Heavy Oil in Baghewala area and has produced about 64 metric tonnes of heavy oil in 2009.

Natural gas

• Barmer-Sanchore basin Intensive exploration undertaken by, Cairn-Vedanta, ONGC, Oil India and Focus Energy in Jaisalmer Basin have resulted into discovery of 12.3 billion cubic meter of Natural gas from their gas fields.

• Presently, 2.9.-3.2 mmscmd Natural Gas is being produced by Oil India, ONGC & Focus Energy to supply 110+160 MW units of Ramgarh Power Plant.

• Production of Natural gas has also been commenced from Raageshwari Deep Gas Field of Barmer Basin, and about 1.6 mmscmd is being utilized for internal production operation & transportation and about 0.8 mmscmd is being supplied to GNFC & KRIBHCO.

Petroleum Production & Revenue Realization

Years Production rate per day Royalty (Crude Oil-20% & Natural Gas-10%) Dead Rent, PEL fee, etc.
Crude Oil(in lac barrels) Natural Gas(in lac cubic meter)




110.49 crores




1630.28 crores


1.25 - 1.50


3435.61 crores




5069.88 crores


1.75 - 1.90


5953.11 crores


1.75 - 2.00


4849.67 crores


1.65 - 1.70


2341.43 crores


1.65 - 1.70


2331.73 crores


1.55 - 1.60


2579.08 crores


1.45 - 1.655


3883.22 crores


1.30 - 1.40


3320.10 crores


1.15 - 1.16


1904.79 crores


1.13 - 1.14


3995.40 crores


41404.79 Crore

E & P Companies and R & D Activities

• Besides National Oil & Gas Companies viz. ONGC, Oil India Ltd; the reputed Multinational and Private Companies like Cairn-Vedanta and Focus Energy, Geoglobal are actively engaged in Oil & Gas exploration in Rajasthan.

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