Union minister for oil and gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday inaugurated production from state-owned ONGC’s Asokenagar-1 well within the geographical area basin within the twenty four Paragana district in West Bengal. Production from the oil reserve, placed forty seven kilometer from Kolkata, has started with the extracted oil being provided to Indian Oil Corporation’s Haldia plant, consistent with the minister.
“With the commencement of production from the Asokenagar oil and gas reserve, West Bengal finds an area within the oil map,” Pradhan aforementioned when dedicating the project to the country. He additional that the govt was committed to support Oil and gas Corporation (ONGC) to extend production of fossil fuel and gas from the underwater of West Bengal, noting that this is able to increase prosperity and native employment within the state.
Pradhan noted that the fossil fuel discovered at the Asokenagar reserve was of prime quality.
The Asokenagar-1 well was completed as associate degree oil producer below the early-monetisation set up issued by the Centre. the primary discovery of oil and gas reserve within the state was wiped out 2018. “ONGC took a significant step by commencing production from the well Asokenagar-1, geographical area Basin in twenty four Paragana district,” the Ministry of oil and gas aforementioned in an exceedingly statement.
ONGC has endowed Rs three,361 large integer within the exploration of hydrocarbons within the geographical area basin and is about to pay Rs 425 large integer in exploration activities within the basingwithin the next 2 years.