Vol 2, PW 23 (09 Dec 98) Exploration & Production

Petrowatch has obtained a location-wise breakdown of the 48 concessions to be tendered under NELP.

The following table is an update of a previous table (and accompanying map) which the DGH had earlier posted on its website ( but now plans to update. Basin/State Offshore/Onshore Blocks Rajasthan Onshore 4 Ganga Basin Onshore 3 West Bengal Onshore 2 Arunachel Pradesh Onshore 1 Gujarat/Kutch Offshore 1 Saurashtra Offshore 1 Bombay Offshore Offshore 4 Kerala Konkan Offshore 6 Cauvery Basin Offshore 4 Palar Offshore 1 Krishna Godavari Offshore 4 Mahanadi Offshore 3 Northeast Coast Offshore 4 East Coast Deepwater (see below) 12 Total: 48 (SOURCE: Directorate General of Hydrocarbons) An updated map demarcating the 48 concessions - including the 12 deepwater blocks - is available with the DGH in draft form.

A final version - due to be posted on its website - will be made available the day Notices Inviting Offers (NIOs) are posted.