CCEA approves award of 31 contract areas

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval to award contract in 31 contract areas (44 fields – 28 onland and 16 offshore) of discovered small fields of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Oil India Limited (OIL).
For early monetization of these fields, in September, 2015, cabinet approved 69 marginal fields for offer under discovered small fields policy. Out of these, 67 discovered small fields were clubbed into 46 contract areas and put on offer through online international competitive bidding. A total of 134 e-bids were received for 34 contract areas. A total of 47 companies submitted their bid, out of which 43 are Indian companies and rest 04 are foreign companies.
These contract areas have been awarded under the new regime of revenue sharing model.  It is expected that in-place locked hydrocarbons volume of 40 MMT oil and 22.0 BCM of gas will be monetised over a period of 15 years. The production from these contract areas will supplement the domestic production.

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