ONGC discovers 230 mn tonnes of oil reserves: Pradhan


ONGC discovers 230 mn tonnes of oil reserves: Pradhan

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has discovered over 230 million tonnes of in-place oil reserves in the last three years, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Monday. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, he said India”s top oil and gas producer ONGC as on April 1, 2019, has in place oil reserves of 459.84 million tonnes.

These reserves are spread over 16 assets it currently extracts oil from, he  said. “ONGC has established 230.29 million tones of oil initial-in-place during the last three years,” he added.

The company produced 21.11 million tonnes of oil in the fiscal year ended March 31 (2018-19). In last three years, it produced a cumulative 65.66 million tonnes of oil. To a separate question, Pradhan said the government had constituted a committee for preparing a road map to reduce the dependency on energy imports by 10 per cent by 2021-22.

India, currently, is more than 83 per cent dependent on imports to meet its oil needs and roughly imports half of its natural gas requirement. Read More

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