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Oil India Limited is the second largest hydrocarbon exploration and production Indian public sector company with its operational headquarters in Duliajan, Assam, India.

Oil India Limited (OIL) is the second largest hydrocarbon exploration and production Indian public sector company with its operational headquarters in Duliajan, Assam, India. The company is a state-owned Navratna under the administrative control of India's Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas with its corporate offices in Noida in the New Delhi-NCR region.
 
OIL is engaged in the business of exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas, transportation of crude oil and production of liquid petroleum gas. The company's history spans the discovery of crude oil in the far east of India at Digboi, Assam in 1889 to its present status as a fully integrated upstream petroleum company.
 
Oil India Limited was formed by the Burmah Oil Company Limited as its subsidiary in India 1887 to explore in the Assam Basin, India ( Corley, T A B, 1983, The History of the Burmah Oil Company, 1886-1983). Staff at the Burmah Oil Company Limited had heard from a geologist with the colonial British Indian Geological Survey, Thomas Oldham, that oil was found on the feet of elephants that were being used as beasts of burden in the vicinity of the Digboi village (Arun Metrie, pers. comm., former Burmah Oil economist, 1988). The oil on the elephants' feet was traced to the Digboi area, where a surface fold (anticline in geological parlance) had formed a broad hill. A successful technique for exploration for hydrocarbons at the time was drilling beneath seeps on anticlines (Thornton, S E, 2015, The history of Oil Exploration in the Union of Myanmar, Paper No. 10807), so Oil India drilled beneath the Digboi seeps and found a giant oil field. Several other oil fields were subsequently found by Oil India Limited in what became India's first oil production.
 
Recoverable oil reserves. As of 2014 the company produced 3.466 MMT of crude oil, 2625.81 MMSCM of natural gas and 46,640 tonnes of LPG.[1] Most of this was produced from its traditionally rich oil and gas fields concentrated in the Northeastern part of India and contribute around 80% of total oil and gas produced in the region. The search for newer avenues has seen OIL spreading out its operations in onshore / offshore Orissa and Andaman, Cauvery offshore, Tamil Nadu, Arabian Sea, deserts of Rajasthan, onshore Andhra Pradesh, riverbeds of Brahmaputra and logistically difficult hilly terrains of the Indian state Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. In Rajasthan, OIL discovered gas in 1988, heavy oil / bitumen in 1991 and started production of gas in 1996. The company has accumulated over a hundred years of experience in the field of oil and gas production, since the discovery of Digboi oilfield in 1889.
 
The company has over 100,000 square kilometres (39,000 sq mi) of licensed areas for oil and gas exploration. It has emerged as a consistently profitable International company[citation needed] and present in Libya, Gabon, Nigeria, Sudan, Venezuela, Mozambique, Yemen, Iran, Bangladesh and United States. OIL has recently emerged in the offshore giant gas-field project of Mozambique and also made discovery of oil & gas in Gabon as an Operator and Libya as non-operator. OIL acquired Shale oil asset in United States during 2012.
 
In recent years, OIL has stepped up E & P activities significantly in the North-East India. OIL has set up the NEF (North East Frontier) project to intensify its exploration activities in the frontier areas in North East, which are logistically very difficult and geologically complex.[citation needed] Presently, exploration activities are in progress along the Trust Belt areas of Arunachal, Assam including Mizoram. The Company operates a crude oil pipeline from Duliajan to Barauni, in Bihar.

 

Oil India Limited news

OIL was conferred with Grow Care India Safety Gold Award

New Delhi: Oil India Limited has been conferred with Grow Care India Safety (Gold) Award, 2020 and Grow Care India Environment (Gold) Award, 2020. The Award was presented by Hon’ble Sri Gian Chand Gupta, Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Govt. of Haryana and Hon’ble Sri Kanwar Pal Gujj
Posted Date :  21-01-21

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Oil India conferred with platinum and gold awards

New Delhi: Oil India Limited (OIL) was conferred with the Apex India Foundation Award, 2019 “Platinum Award” under Livelihood Creation for project OIL Jeevika and “Gold Award” under Woman Empowerment for Project OIL Arogya in Petroleum Exploration Sector. Apex India Founda
Posted Date :  13-01-21

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Oil India organized Meet the Farmers programme

Assam: ‘Meet the Farmers’ programme under Agriculture Project of Oil India Rural Development Society (OIRDS), a CSR project of Oil India Limited was successfully held on 8th January 2021 at Pandhowa Gaon, Tengakhat, Dibrugarh, Assam.  Representatives from 13 (thirteen) Pather Par
Posted Date :  12-01-21

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Oil India launched OIL shakti under its CSR activity

New Delhi: Oil India Limited under CSR had launched ‘OIL Shakti’, a community-based sanitary napkin production & marketing unit at Hijuguri, Tinsukia district on 23rd December 2020. The unit was inaugurated & the intervention was launched by Shri Dilip Kr. Bhuyan, CGM-PA, OIL
Posted Date :  26-12-20

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OIL declared Emergency Situation for its internal control purposes

Baghjan: Consequent upon the uncontrolled flow of Natural Gas and Blowout at Baghjan well No 5 on 27th May 2020, OIL declared Emergency Situation for its internal control purposes. Today, after the final abandonment of the well, the Emergency Declaration has been withdrawn with immediate eff
Posted Date :  04-12-20

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OIL conducts first-ever AGG and GM Survey

Dibrugarh: Joint Secretary (Exploration), MoPNG Shri Amar Nath flagged-off the AGG & GM survey in presence of CMD, OIL Shri S C Mishra and Director (HR & BD), Shri Biswajit Roy and RCE, OIL Shri D K Das on November 29, 2020, at Dibrugarh heralding yet another milestone in G&G appraisa
Posted Date :  03-12-20

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CMD of Oil India calls on CM-Assam

Dispur: Shri Sushil Chandra Mishra, CMD, OIL along with Shri Biswajit Roy, Director ( HR & BD), Shri Dilip Kumar Das, Resident Chief Executive, and Shri Prasanta Borkakoty, Executive Director, HR&A called on Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam at his office cham
Posted Date :  07-11-20

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61st Annual General Meeting of Oil India Limited

New Delhi: Oil India Limited (OIL) held its 61st AGM on 29.09.2020. For the first time in its history the AGM was held on virtual platform. This was followed by a press meet of OIL Management with National & Regional media on virtual platform. Read CMD's speech at https://rb.gy/vtru4s
Posted Date :  30-09-20

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OIL successfully complete more than 70 pct. of retrieval job

New Delhi: The team could successfully complete more than 70% of retrieval job of 7 1/16” tubing spool yesterday and for the remaining work had commenced since today morning. The 3 experts from Alert suffered minor burn injuries during removal of the spool today. The 3 experts were provided
Posted Date :  22-07-20

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OIL team distributes swachhta kits

New Delhi: OIL's Rajasthan field distributes Swachhta kits & dustbins to a Government school in Badli, Jodhpur, in an effort to raise awareness towards better health & hygiene practices to fight COVID19 .
Posted Date :  13-07-20

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The appointment letter handed over by Shri Prasanta Borkakoty

Baghjan: As committed by OIL, Mrs. Purabi Gogoi, wife of Late Durlov Gogoi who had died while on duty during the Blowout at Baghjan has been appointed by OIL on compassionate ground. The appointment letter was handed over by Shri Prasanta Borkakoty, ED (HR&A) in presence of Shri Ashok Das, ED
Posted Date :  07-07-20

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OIL Started OIL Dikhya CSR Project

New Delhi: OIL A Peoples Company Started in 2013-14, CSR Project "OIL Dikhya" has been providing several facilities of a Smart Classroom for enhanced learning in rural schools. The 'Knowledge-Yan' (a patented educational gadget with high end computer, advanced projection system, inbu
Posted Date :  06-07-20

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OIL Swabalamban launched for providing sustainable employment

New Delhi: Launched in 2013-14, project OIL Swabalamban was launched for providing sustainable employment opportunities to the unemployed youths from OIL’s operational areas & the State of Assam through various industry relevant placement linked skill and capacity building programs.
Posted Date :  23-06-20

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OIL Started Adult Education

New Delhi: OIL a Peoples Company Started in 2012-13, Adult Education under Project 'OIL Dikhya' has touched the lives of around 9,900 illiterate and semi-literate adults of rural and tea Garden communities in Upper Assam. The project continues to create social value by promoting educatio
Posted Date :  20-06-20

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OIL provides free medicines to the people in the relief camps

New Delhi: Under OIL’s CSR Project Sparsha, the doctors and paramedics have been screening health and providing free medicines to the people in the relief camps. Apart from health screening of more than 2000 people in last 3-4 days, awareness on health and hygiene was also carried out. Peo
Posted Date :  16-06-20

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