OIL begins exploratory drilling for oil, gas at Puri
OIL & GAS

OIL begins exploratory drilling for oil, gas at Puri

Oil India Ltd, the nation’s second-biggest oil producer, last week began drilling to explore underground oil and natural gas at Gop Kushupur area in Puri district in Odisha.

Oil India has taken eight acres of land in lease for three years and also paid compensation of Rs 10 million to families of 37 farmers displaced due to the project.

Last year, extensive exploratory drilling and surveys had been carried out at an investment of Rs 12.48 billion, including Rs 2.20 billion in seismic surveys, at five coastal blocks and eight districts: Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, and Balasore.

After surveying 3000 sq km of five blocks, oil and natural gas deposits were found at two places in Gop block. Eight acres of land at Kusupur Mouza and another eight acres of land at Chitra Mouza under Mahalpada panchayat were identified through satellite map.

See also:
Govt to reassess oil demand, refinery capacity projections
West Coast refinery project may come up in Maharashtra


Oil India Ltd, the nation’s second-biggest oil producer, last week began drilling to explore underground oil and natural gas at Gop Kushupur area in Puri district in Odisha. Oil India has taken eight acres of land in lease for three years and also paid compensation of Rs 10 million to families of 37 farmers displaced due to the project. Last year, extensive exploratory drilling and surveys had been carried out at an investment of Rs 12.48 billion, including Rs 2.20 billion in seismic surveys, at five coastal blocks and eight districts: Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, and Balasore. After surveying 3000 sq km of five blocks, oil and natural gas deposits were found at two places in Gop block. Eight acres of land at Kusupur Mouza and another eight acres of land at Chitra Mouza under Mahalpada panchayat were identified through satellite map. See also: Govt to reassess oil demand, refinery capacity projectionsWest Coast refinery project may come up in Maharashtra

Related Stories

Hi There!

Now get regular updates from CW Magazine on WhatsApp!

Click on link below, message us with a simple hi, and SAVE our number

You will have subscribed to our Construction News on Whatsapp! Enjoy

+91 86574 75330

Join us Telegram

Reach out to us

Call us at +91 8108603000 or

Schedule a Call Back