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Government of India
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
09-March-2015 16:58 IST
Methane Gas Blocks

            The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply today that the Government has awarded 33 blocks for exploration and exploitation of Coal Bed Methane (CBM). The details of CBM blocks State/UT-wise including Tamil Nadu are placed at Annexure-I. 

In the State of Tamil Nadu, one CBM block, namely, MG-CBM-2008/IV has been awarded to M/s Great Eastern Energy Corporation Limited (GEECL). The contract for the block measuring 667 sq. km. of area was signed on 29.07.2010 between Government of India and M/s GEECL for exploration and exploitation of CBM gas in Mannargudi area of Tamil Nadu. The Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) was granted by State Government of Tamil Nadu to M/s GEECL on 04.11.2011. The contractor, M/s GEECL, is to execute a Minimum Work Program but has not commenced any work in the awarded block so far.

Presently CBM is being produced from 3 blocks, namely, Raniganj (South), Raniganj (East) and Jharia. Current status for all blocks is placed at Annexure-I.


 

ANNEXURE-I

ANNEXURE-I REFERRED IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) & (d) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1867 TO BE ANSWERED ON 09.03.2015 REGARDING METHANE GAS BLOCKS

STATUS OF CBM BLOCKS AS ON 19.02.2015

Sl. No.

Block Name

Area
(in sq. km.)

Operator/
Consortium (PI in %)

Current Status

West Bengal

1

Raniganj (South)

210

GEECL (100)

On Commercial production since 14.07.2007.
Currently producing @ 0.3848 MMSCMD

2

Raniganj (North)

350

ONGC (74) - CIL (26)

Block has entered Development Phase. PML yet to be awarded by State govt. of West Bengal.

3

RG(E)- CBM-2001/1

500

EOL (100)

Block has entered Development Phase. Incidental CBM Production @ 0.341 MMSCMD

4

BB-CBM-2005/III

248

BP (100)

Applied for relinquishment due to poor CBM prospectivity

Jharkhand

5

BK-CBM-2001/I

95

ONGC (80) - IOC (20)

Block has entered Development Phase. PML yet to be awarded by State govt. of Jharkhand.

6

NK-CBM-2001/I

340

ONGC (80)-IOC (20)

Block has entered Development Phase. PML yet to be awarded by State govt. of Jharkhand.

7

Jharia

85

ONGC (90) - CIL (10)

Block has entered Development Phase. PML yet to be awarded by State govt. of Jharkhand.
Incidental CBM Production @ 0.007645 MMSCMD

8

SK-CBM-2003/II

70

ONGC (100)

Applied for relinquishment due to poor CBM prospectivity

9

NK(W)-CBM-2003/II

267

ONGC (100)

Applied for relinquishment due to poor CBM prospectivity

10

RM-CBM-2005/III

469

Dart Energy(35)-EIG(15)-TATA(15)

Applied for relinquishment due to force majeure

11

RM(E)-CBM-2008/IV

1128

EOL (100)

PEL effective date: 11.06.2014
Yet to commence Exploration phase activities

Madhya Pradesh

12

SP(E)-CBM-2001/I

495

RIL (100)

Block has entered Development Phase. CBM produced is utilized for internal consumption.
Currently producing CBM @387 SCMD

13

SP(W)-CBM-2001/I

500

RIL (100)

Block has entered Development Phase.. CBM produced is utilized for internal consumption.
Currently producing CBM @2032 SCMD

14

ST-CBM-2003/II

714

ONGC (100)

Block relinquished due to poor CBM prospectivity

15

SP(N)-CBM-2005/III

609

RIL(45)-RNRL(45)-Geopetrol (10)

Block in Exploration phase. Applied for entry into Phase-II

16

SR-CBM-2005/III

330

COAL GAS(10) - DIL(90)

MWP of Phase-I completed.

17

ST-CBM-2008/IV

714

Dart Energy (80) - Tata Power(20)

Block relinquished due to poor CBM prospectivity

18

SP(NE)-CBM-2008/IV

339

EOL (100)

PEL for 231 sq. km. received from MP state govt. on 30.11.2010.
PEL from Chhattisgarh govt. (108 sq. km.) is awaited.

Chhattisgarh

19

SH(N)-CBM-2003/II

825

RIL (100)

Applied for relinquishment due to non-grant of EC

20

TR-CBM-2005/III

458

Dart Energy(35)-GAIL(35)-EIG(15)- TATA POWER(15)

Applied for relinquishment due to CBM poor prospectivity

21

MR-CBM-2005/III

634

Dart Energy(35)-GAIL(35)-EIG(15)- TATA POWER(15)

Applied for relinquishment due to CBM poor prospectivity

Rajasthan

22

BS(I)-CBM-2003/II

1045

RIL (100)

Applied for relinquishment due to poor CBM prospectivity

23

BS(2)-CBM-2003/II

1020

RIL (100)

Applied for relinquishment due to poor CBM prospectivity

24

BS(3)-CBM-2003/II

790

ONGC (74) - CIL (26)

Block relinquished due to poor CBM prospectivity

25

BS(4)-CBM-2005/III

1168

REL(45)-RNRL(45)-Geopetrol (10)

YET TO START WORK FOR PHASE-I

26

BS(5)-CBM-2005/III

739

REL(45)-RNRL(45)-Geopetrol (10)

YET TO START WORK FOR PHASE-I

Maharashtra

27

WD-CBM-2003/II

503

ONGC (100)

Block relinquished due to poor CBM prospectivity

Andhra Pradesh

28

KG(E)-CBM-2005/III

750

REL(45)-RNRL(45)-Geopetrol(10)

PEL Awaited

29

GV(N)-CBM-2005/III

386

COAL GAS(10)-DIL(40)-ADINATH (50)

PEL Awaited

 Odisha 

30

TL-CBM-2008/IV

557

EOL (100)

PEL Awaited

31

IB-CBM-2008/IV

209

EOL (100)

PEL Awaited

Assam

32

AS-CBM-2008/IV

113

Dart Energy(60)-OIL(40)

Exploration activity in progress

Tamil Nadu

33

MG-CBM-2008/IV

691

GEECL (100)

 

Yet to start work for Phase-I

 

Abbreviations:

1

ONGC

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

2

GEECL

Great Eastern Energy Corporation Limited

3

EOL

Essar Oil Limited

4

BP

British Petroleum

5

OIL

Oil India Limited

6

DIL

Deep Industries Limited

7

REL

Reliance Energy Limited

8

RNRL

Reliance Natural Resources Limited

9

RIL

Reliance Industries Limited

10

IOC

Indian Oil Corporation

11

CIL

Coal India Limited

12

PI

Participating Interest

13

EIG

Energy Infrastructure Group

14

GAIL

Gas Authority of India Limited

 

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