List of Major Oil Fields in India
Oilfields of India are of two types, namely On-shore Oil-fields and Off-shore Oil-fields. The list of major Oil Fields in India are given below:
1. On-shore Oil‑fields in North-Eastern India:
In Assam there are Digboi (oldest field, 1866), Naharkatiya, Moran, Rudrasagar, Galeki, Hugrijan, Angui and Lakwa fields.
There are oil-fields at Nigreu Oil-fields near Kharasang in Tirap district, in Arunachal Pradesh. In Nagaland oilfields are at Borholla on the border between Nagaland and Assam.
2. On-shore Oil-fields in Western India:
In Gujarat important fields are:
- Anklesh war (largest field in the Khambhat Basin),
- Navagam ,
- Ahmedabad and
- Sanand fields.
3. On-shore Oil-fields in Southern India:
Godavari Basin, Kaveri Basin has become now a prospective oil-field of India. Oilfields are at Narimanam, Kovilappal, etc.
Off-shore Oil-fields is in the Mumbai High region, out in the Arabian Sea, 152 km north-west of Mumbai City. The name of the rig installed here is Sagar Samrat.
Oil Mining States: Petroleum raising States of India are arranged in order of their annual production: Maharashtra (Mumbai High), Gujarat, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh.
Potential Oil Mining regions: New oil and gas fields are expected to be opened up shortly in Tapti basin, Kaveri basin, Mahanadi basin, Manipur, Tripura, Andaman Islands, Satpura range, Vindhya Range and Rajasthan desert.