Mumbai, Nov. 29: Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Videocon Industries annou-nced a major natural gas discovery in the offshore space in Mozambique on Monday.

Oil exploration and production companies are counted among the bad boys when it comes to environmental damage.

Shale gas is the new buzzword. India is believed to have enormous amounts of shale gas deposits, according to studies conducted by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India (ONGC) in the Damodar (West Bengal) and Cambay (Gujarat) basins. P.K.

The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has planned to drill 11 development wells in Uch Gas field area of Balochistan. Two wells are already being drilled while drilling of planned wells will start during current financial year.

The U.S. has abundant natural gas resources within the Barnett Shale, Haynesville/Bossier Shale, Antrim Shale, Fayetteville Shale, New Albany Shale, and Marcellus Shale. This article is focused on the Marcellus Shale because it is the most expansive shale gas in play in the U.S.

A leading Australian firm SMEC International has joined hands with Clough Engineering and Integrated Solutions (CEIS) to enhance its activities in the exploration of oil and gas in Pakistan. Australian High Commission in Pakistan and CEIS hosted a reception at the embassy to celebrate the acquisition of CEIS by the SMEC International.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved splitting of an oil and gas block falling in Assam and Nagaland into two so that exploration that previously could not be completed in Nagaland can now be taken up.

The tepid response to the eighth round of the New Exploration Licensing Policy questions its overwhelming merits
Bids have been received for only 36 of the 70 blocks, offered for exploration in the eighth round of the New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP). The government remains sanguine about the response, considering the global financial situation. But the fact is that it was a damp squib.

Report of the Sub-Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) in pursuance to the Direction of Hon’ble High Court of Judicature of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad (Special Original Jurisdiction) dated 29th June, 2009 in respect of Writ Petition No. 13341/08 filed by Krishna Godavari

Environmental and pro-drilling advocates pitched dueling messages about expanded offshore oil and natural gas production to the U.S. Interior Department on Monday, as the comment period on a Bush-era energy plan came to a close.