| Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH)

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Clarification for OALP Bid Round-VIII                                   Corrigendum for Mega Offshore Bid Round – IX                                   India's Hydrocarbon Outlook 2022-23                                   The timeline for bid submission for OALP Bid Round-VIII has been further extended upto 1200 hrs IST on 5th July, 2023                                   Bid submission for Special CBM Bid Round-2022 has been extended to 30th June, 2023                                   Corrigendum for OALP Bid Round-VIII                                   Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Hardeep Singh Puri launched ‘Mega Offshore OALP Bid Round-IX’ and ‘Special CBM Bid Round 2022’ in Houston, Energy capital of the World. For details, please visit: https://online.dghindia.org/oalp and https://online.dghindia.org/scbm2022                                  
About Us

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The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) was established in 1993 under the administrative control of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas through Government of India Resolution. Objectives of DGH are to promote sound management of the oil and natural gas resources having a balanced regard for environment, safety, technological and economic aspects of the petroleum activity.


DGH has been entrusted with several responsibilities like implementation of New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP), matters concerning the Production Sharing Contracts for discovered fields and exploration blocks, promotion of investment in E and P Sector and monitoring of E and P activities including review of reservoir performance of producing fields. In addition, DGH is also engaged in opening up of new unexplored areas for future exploration and development of non-conventional hydrocarbon energy sources like Coal Bed Methane(CBM) as also futuristic hydrocarbon energy resources like Gas Hydrates and Oil Shales.

DG's Message

Dear Stakeholders, Warm greetings from DGH. As India prepares itself for “Amrit Kaal”, we are tasked with solving the quadrilemma of energy access, affordability, and availability with security at its pivot.