Assam government has signed Petroleum Exploration Licenses deeds for two OALP blocks with Oil India Ltd. Oil will invest around 120 million in these projects.
Ananda Kr. Das, Joint Secretary & Director (Geology & Mining), Government of Assam & J.P Das, Executive Director (Frontier Basin), OIL, have signed the deeds on behalf of Government and Oil India Limited.
The two OALP blocks are AA-ONHP-2021/2 and AA-ONHP-2021/3. The area under the block, AS-ONHP-2021/2 measuring 2445.30 Sq.km falls in the districts of Barpeta, Nalbari, Baksa, and Kamrup District (Pathsala Block) whereas the block, AS-ONHP-2021/3 measuring 1840.87 sq. km is spread in the areas of Udalguri, Kamrup & Darrang districts of Assam (Mangaldai Block).
This is the first time of oil history to start exploration for Crude oil and Natural Gas in the northern bank of Brahmaputra in lower Assam. If the area proves promising, then it will bring new dimension to the state.