Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC), engaged in exploration and production of
crude oil, natural gas and value added products was incorporated in 1993 under Companies Act,
1956, pursuant to government’s decision to transform the statutory commission into a Public
Limited Company, through an Act of Parliament [Oil and Natural Gas Commission (Transfer of
Undertaking and Repeal, Act, 1993)].
Relevant Website: www.ongcindia.com
ONGC Videsh Limited
ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), is engaged in exploration and production of oil and gas
outside India. OVL was incorporated as Hydrocarbons India Limited in 1965 to perform
international exploration and production business. The company was rechristened as ONGC
Videsh Limited from 1989. It has participated either directly or through its wholly owned
subsidiaries/joint venture companies in 30 projects in 15 countries of which nine projects are
operated by OVL, 7 are jointly operated and 14 managed through participating interest.
Currently, OVL has oil and gas production from 10 projects in eight countries, namely, Russia
(Sakhalin-1 and Imperial Energy), Syria (Al-Furat Petroleum Co.), Vietnam (Block 06.1),
Colombia (MECL), Sudan (Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company), South Sudan (Greater
Pioneer Operating Company and Sudd Petroleum Operating Company), Venezuela (San
Cristobal) and Brazil (BC-10). There are five projects where hydrocarbons have been discovered
and are at various stages of development.
Relevant Website: www.ongcvidesh.com
Bharat Petro Resources Ltd
Bharat Petro Resources Limited (BPRL), formed in 2006, is a wholly owned subsidiary and
Exploration and Production (E&P) arm of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). While
BPCL is engaged in the midstream and downstream segment in India, BPRL carries out
upstream activities both in India and overseas. BPRL has participating interest (PI) in 24 blocks
spread across 8 countries along with equity stake in 2 Russian entities holding the license to 4
Relevant Website: www.bharatpetroresources.in
Oil India Limited
Oil India Limited (OIL), a Government of India enterprise, is engaged in the business of
exploration, production and transportation of crude oil and natural gas. In 1959, Oil India Private
Limited was incorporated to expand and develop the newly discovered oil fields of Naharkatiya
and Moran in Assam. In 1961, it became a joint venture company between the Indian
Government and Burmah Oil Company Limited, UK. In 1981, OIL India Pvt. Ltd. became a
wholly-owned Government of India enterprise. In-country operational areas are spread over
Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Andaman and
Rajasthan. OIL has presence in nine countries, viz., Venezuela, Libya, Gabon, Iran, Nigeria,
Yemen, Sudan, Timor Leste and Egypt, pursuing various activities.
In addition, OIL owns and operates a trunk crude oil pipeline in the north east region of the
country for transportation of crude oil to feed Numaligarh, Guwahati and Bongaigaon refineries.