Dehra Dun, India

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited is an Indian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Dehradun, India. It is a Public Sector Undertaking of the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It is India's largest oil and gas exploration and production company. It produces around 69% of India's crude oil and around 62% of its natural gas.On 31 March 2013, its market capitalisation was INR 2.6 trillion , making it India's second largest publicly traded company. In a government survey for FY 2011-12, it was ranked as the largest profit making PSU in India. ONGC has been ranked 357th in the Fortune Global 500 list of the world's biggest corporations for the year 2012. It is ranked 22nd among the Top 250 Global Energy Companies by Platts.ONGC was founded on 14 August 1956 by Government of India, which currently holds a 69.23% equity stake. It is involved in exploring for and exploiting hydrocarbons in 26 sedimentary basins of India, and owns and operates over 11,000 kilometers of pipelines in the country. Its international subsidiary ONGC Videsh currently has projects in 15 countries. ONGC has discovered 6 of the 7 commercially-producing Indian Basins, in the last 50 years, adding over 7.1 billion tonnes of In-place Oil & Gas volume of hydrocarbons in Indian basins. Against a global decline of production from matured fields, ONGC has maintained production from its brownfields like Mumbai High, with the help of aggressive investments in various IOR and EOR schemes. ONGC has many matured fields with a current recovery factor of 25-33%. Its Reserve Replacement Ratio for between 2005 and 2013, has been more than one. During FY 2012-13, ONGC had to share the highest ever under-recovery of INR 494.2 million towards the under-recoveries of Oil Marketing Companies . Wikipedia.

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Ali M.,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation | Chatterjee R.,Indian School of Mines
Energy and Fuels | Year: 2017

Conventional well logs from three wells in South Karanpura coalfield are analyzed to correlate 10 major coal seams belonging to the Barakar formation for coalbed methane (CBM) exploration. Face cleat orientations are studied for the Simana and Argada coal seams from the Sirka and Argada mines. It varies from 130 to 140°N for a total 349 face cleats observed from Simana and Argada coal seams. Cleat identification and its orientation have also been analyzed from simultaneous acoustic and resistivity (STAR) log from two CBM wells located 20-22 km away from the Sirka and Argada mines. Total number of fractures is found to be 1118 from two wells. Face cleats are not distinguishable from STAR image. Fracture density in coal is varying from 2.48 fractures per meter to 23.8 fractures per meter with a maximum density in the Banasgarah seam. Fracture orientations observed in Saunda, Sayal, Balkudra, Kurse, Hathidari, Banasgarah, and Argada vary from 10°N to 115°N. The in situ maximum horizontal stress (SH) is computed from azimuthal anisotropy data, using a cross-multipole array acoustic (XMAC) log from a well. Azimuthal anisotropy ranges between 3.5% and 7.6%. The SH orientation varies from 110°N to 115°N. It is observed from the XMAC azimuthal anisotropy analysis that the orientation of SH in the Argada seams varies from 110°N to 113°N. The 163 face cleats in Argada seams at Argada are oriented toward 135°N-140°N. This indicates that the face cleats are aligned parallel to subparallel with the SH direction. Good fracture density, open fractures/face cleats toward SH are to be useful for CBM extraction from these wells. © 2017 American Chemical Society.

Catuneanu O.,University of Alberta | Dave A.,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
Marine and Petroleum Geology | Year: 2017

The Kachchh sedimentary basin in the western continental margin of India is a peri-cratonic rift basin which preserves a nearly complete rock record from Middle Jurassic to Recent, punctuated by several stratigraphic breaks. The Cenozoic sediments exposed in the western part of the Kachchh mainland extend offshore into the present-day continental shelf. The unique feature of the outcropping area is a nearly complete, richly fossiliferous and easily accessible Cenozoic succession. Detailed field mapping and litho-biostratigraphic studies have made it possible to identify the chronostratigraphic units, map them in the field and extend the correlation into the offshore, aided by the development of continuously recognizable key biostratigraphic horizons and time boundaries. Detailed field mapping of key sections integrated with the litho-biostratigraphic information has helped in working out a sequence stratigraphic framework for the Cenozoic succession in the basin. The succession comprises a first-order passive margin sequence. Excellent biostratigraphic control has enabled identification of unconformities of various magnitudes which in turn have helped in mapping 5 second-order and four third-order sequences. Each sequence is discussed with respect to its extent, nature of sequence boundaries, sedimentary fill, key sequence stratigraphic surfaces and depositional setup, to understand the Cenozoic sequence stratigraphic architecture of the basin. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

Ram J.,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
Geological Society Special Publication | Year: 2012

The burgeoning oil and gas consumption in India in recent years has necessitated looking into the Proterozoic basins of India, which are sparsely explored and have a scanty knowledge base. The rationale for hydrocarbon exploration in Indian Proterozoic basins is derived from the fact that they have large basinal areas, wide geographical distribution, varied geotectonic setting and sedimentary fill. The favourable tectonic settings of these basins, pronounced biological activity, known hydrocarbon gas seepages, and subsurface commercially viable oil and gas shows in the Bikaner-Nagaur and Vindhyan basins and analogous basins throughout the world necessitate proactive exploration strategies in these basins. The basins of Bikaner-Nagaur, Vindhyan, Cuddapah and Chhatishgarh include thick Neoproterozoic/basal Lower Palaeozoic (Cambrian) successions, in addition to Palaeoproterozoic and Mesoproterozoic sequences. The Neoproterozic sediments in these basins incorporate thick successions of shale, limestone and sandstone. These successions have rich organic matter of high-quality cyanophycean (stromatolites, acritarchs and filamentous algae) affinity that is proven to be high-quality (type one) source material for hydrocarbon generation and also involved in later structurization. However, the Neoproterozoic sedimentary pack in the Bhima-Kaladgi basins is comparatively less thick, and appears to have less prospectivity. The available geological and source-rock data are reassessed for their hydrocarbon prospectivity in order to help in planning a strategy for exploration in these basins. © The Geological Society of London 2012.

Dwivedi A.K.,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy | Year: 2016

Indian oil industry has come a long way since the first oil discovery at Digboi in 1889 through concerted exploratory efforts. Production of oil from a 5 barrels per day level from a single field in Assam has grown to more than 750000 barrels per day from over 50 major oil and gas in seven sedimentary Basins and is projected to attain 1 million barrels per day mark in near future. After Independence, oil and gas exploration was accorded high priority and was taken up by National, Private and International oil companies across the 26 sedimentary Basins covering an area of about 3.14 million sq. kms. Of the 26 sedimentary Basins, 7 Basins are producing oil and gas today. Sedimentary Basins of India are categorised into four categories based on their degree of hydrocarbon prospectivity as presently known. At present India's estimated hydrocarbon resource is of the order of 28 billion tonnes of oil equivalent (BTOE) and an Initial In-place volume of about 11.18 billion tonnes of oil equivalent (BTOE). A project for re-assessment of the resource potential of Indian Sedimentary Basins has been initiated by Government of India with active participation of ONGC, OIL and DGH in view of extensive availability of new data from all the Sedimentary Basins. Currentefforts are to enhance the production from category-I Basins with a focus on upgrading the Category-II Basins to Category-I Basins. Present paper outlines the endeavours during last few years through opening up of new areas, especially frontier areas of Proterozoic Basins of Vindhyan and Satpura, Deep offshore Basins of Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea within Indian exclusive economic zone, Andaman fore-arc and back-arc Basins, unconventional sources of hydrocarbons such as Basement exploration, CBM (Coal Bed Methane), shale oil and gas, gas hydrates and leveraging the technology advances in Petroleum exploration. © 2016 Printed in India.

Riedel M.,McGill University | Collett T.S.,U.S. Geological Survey | Kumar P.,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation | Sathe A.V.,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation | Cook A.,Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory
Marine and Petroleum Geology | Year: 2010

Gas hydrate was discovered in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) Basin during the India National Gas Hydrate Program (NGHP) Expedition 1 at Site NGHP-01-10 within a fractured clay-dominated sedimentary system. Logging-while-drilling (LWD), coring, and wire-line logging confirmed gas hydrate dominantly in fractures at four borehole sites spanning a 500m transect. Three-dimensional (3D) seismic data were subsequently used to image the fractured system and explain the occurrence of gas hydrate associated with the fractures. A system of two fault-sets was identified, part of a typical passive margin tectonic setting. The LWD-derived fracture network at Hole NGHP-01-10A is to some extent seen in the seismic data and was mapped using seismic coherency attributes. The fractured system around Site NGHP-01-10 extends over a triangular-shaped area of ~2.5 km2 defined using seismic attributes of the seafloor reflection, as well as " seismic sweetness" at the base of the gas hydrate occurrence zone. The triangular shaped area is also showing a polygonal (nearly hexagonal) fault pattern, distinct from other more rectangular fault patterns observed in the study area. The occurrence of gas hydrate at Site NGHP-01-10 is the result of a specific combination of tectonic fault orientations and the abundance of free gas migration from a deeper gas source. The triangular-shaped area of enriched gas hydrate occurrence is bound by two faults acting as migration conduits. Additionally, the fault-associated sediment deformation provides a possible migration pathway for the free gas from the deeper gas source into the gas hydrate stability zone. It is proposed that there are additional locations in the KG Basin with possible gas hydrate accumulation of similar tectonic conditions, and one such location was identified from the 3D seismic data ~6 km NW of Site NGHP-01-10. © 2010.

Dakwala M.,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation | Mohanty B.,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee | Bhargava R.,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Journal of Cleaner Production | Year: 2014

This paper represents a systematic approach for the synthesis of re-circulating cooling water systems consisting of a cooler network and a cooling tower network of a float glass process industry. A unique combination of graphical and mathematical programming technique of water pinch was used to revamp the existing water and energy network. Total nine different types of methods including Aspen Water used to develop nine different integrated water and energy networks with a payback period of around 8-11 months which clearly reflects that all the WENs are techno-commercially viable. There will be a reduction in consumption of makeup water in tune of 15-65% and savings in energy will be around 34-52%. There will be an overall reduction of 13-35% in terms of cost. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Das S.,Indian Institute of Science | Narayanan G.,Indian Institute of Science | Pandey M.,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics | Year: 2014

Novel switching sequences have been proposed recently for a neutral-point-clamped three-level inverter, controlled effectively as an equivalent two-level inverter. It is shown that the four novel sequences can be grouped into two pairs of sequences. Using each pair of sequences, a hybrid pulsewidth modulation (PWM) technique is proposed, which deploys the two sequences in appropriate spatial regions to reduce the current ripple. Further, a third hybrid PWM technique is proposed which uses all the five sequences (including the conventional sequence) in appropriate spatial regions. Each proposed hybrid PWM is shown, both analytically and experimentally, to outperform its constituent PWM methods in terms of harmonic distortion. In particular, the third proposed hybrid PWM reduces the total harmonic distortion considerably at low- and high-speed ranges of a constant volts-per-hertz induction motor drive, compared to centered space vector PWM. © 2013 IEEE.

Harilal,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation | Biswal S.K.,Oil and Natural Gas Corporation
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) | Year: 2010

A high-amplitude anomaly was identified in the Upper Oligocene Daman Formation clastic sequence during initial interpretation of newly acquired 3D seismic data in the Tapti-Daman sub-basin offshore western India. This anomaly exhibited the depositional signature of a channel and was interpreted as bright spots associated with gas sands, consistent with the occurrence of thin gas pays in the sandstone reservoirs of Daman Formation in the area. Considering thickness and areal extent, thick gas sands were predicted, upon drilling; however, thick water-bearing sands were found. The predrill interpretation was mainly based on windowed amplitudes without validation through character of reflection events and other supporting evidence such as frequency, velocity, and AVO. © 2010 Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

News Article | February 24, 2017

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