Gujarat sends oil delegation to Calgary

Vol 10, PW 4 (15 Jun 06) News in Brief

A three-member Gujarat government delegation is in Calgary to attend the Global Petroleum Show 2006.

PETROWATCH learns the delegation led by Gujarat energy minister Saurabh Patel and including senior GSPC officials MY Farooqui and Suresh Kumar landed in Calgary on 12th June to attend the Global Petroleum Show from 13th to 15th June. The delegation was also scheduled to attend the 14th June Calgary roadshow hosted by Indias oil ministry to attract investors to the NELP-VI bidding round, which closes on 15th September.

GSPC is attending the roadshow to find possible partners for NELP-VI, a source reveals. GSPC has purchased data packages for 15 of the 55 NELP-VI blocks.

These (15) blocks are onland as well as offshore, says our source. Gujarat officials will also hold talks with the Alberta Research Council for a partnership with Gujarat Energy Research Management Institute.