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Petrowatch - Indian Oil & Gas Industry News

  • ID: 3129291
  • Newsletter
  • July 2021
  • Region: India
  • Petrowatch
Market Intelligence on the Indian Oil and Gas Industry


  • Cairn
  • Hardy
  • Interlink
  • Joshi
  • ONGC
  • Selan
  • MORE

Petrowatch is a news website that tracks the Indian oil & gas sector that is updated every 2 weeks.


  • Exclusive information before it's public
  • Market intelligence on deals, new projects
  • Profiles of key bureaucrats, politicians, decision-makers
  • Analysis of new legislation, regulation, policy
  • Watching the oil ministry, DGH, PNGRB
  • Monitoring seismic, drilling, rig, E&P activity
  • Evaluating new acreage licensing rounds/awards
  • Disclosing advance news on farm-ins, farm-outs, M&A
  • Announcing new pipelines, refinery, LNG projects
  • Advance warning of tenders, new projects, EPC contracts
  • Evaluating CGD Rounds, winners/losers
  • Recording LNG sales, pricing, imports, volumes


Published uninterrupted since 1997, Petrowatch publishes confidential Market Intelligence on the Indian oil and gas industry to help you stay ahead of your competition. The unrivaled coverage includes new project details, gas and LNG developments, future drilling and seismic campaigns, offshore EPC and rig tenders, pipeline and refinery upgrades. Petrowatch also provides critical analysis of the dominant personalities, politicians, bureaucrats and government policies that control this heavily regulated sector.

Free with the subscription is the Petrowatch App for iPhone and Android where you can read the latest Petrowatch market intelligence offline and Search the Archive for editions from the past 21 years


Rreaders are middle to senior managers, geologists, directors, managing directors and senior-level decision-makers of multinational and Indian companies operating in the country’s oil and gas industry. Most users are managers working for private and public sector Indian companies looking for advance commercial and political information on the country’s exploration, production, midstream and downstream sectors. Overseas companies such as British Gas, Cairn Energy, Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Hardy Oil and Petronas use our website as a ‘must-have’ entry tool to understand the complex operating environment in India where few outside know it has an oil industry.

What We Cover

Stories give you the ‘inside track’ on India’s heavily state-regulated oil and gas industry with insights on government policies, the dominant personalities, bureaucrats, politicians, industrialists and institutions that control this heavily regulated sector. Also covered is future seismic, drilling, rig and other onshore and offshore upstream activity planned by operators ONGC, Oil India, Reliance, Cairn, Essar and a host of small private sector players including Hardy, HOEC, Selan, Interlink, Joshi, Sintex, Jay Polychem and others. Particular emphasis is placed on the fast-expanding LNG sector, with spot LNG news, import terminal construction, gas pricing, legal notices against the government and planned multi-million dollar infrastructure tenders. Our site also provides real-time reports on LNG cargo arrivals landing at the country’s four LNG import terminals at the ports of Dahej (operated by Petronet-LNG) and Gujarat (operated by Shell and Total) as well as Kochi in Kerala (Petronet-LNG) and Dabhol (Ratnagiri Gas & Power).

Gossip and Market Whispers

The market intelligence provides detailed insights into the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG) in Delhi with its intricate hierarchy of bureaucrats from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) reporting to the senior-most bureaucrat of the day and ultimately to the oil minister. Also covered is the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) responsible for ensuring compliance with Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) between oil companies and the government for exploration blocks won from nine rounds of the New Exploration Licensing Round (NELP). Covered in equal measure is work at the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) set up to regulate the fast expanding City Gas Distribution (CGD) sector and delivery of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for vehicles and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to homes.

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  • Cairn
  • Hardy
  • Interlink
  • Joshi
  • ONGC
  • Selan
  • MORE

Sample Table of Contents

People & Policy
1. NC Pandey under fire as BJP worker takes aim
2. PMO demands PESB explain Pandey selection
3. ONGC's chief vigilance officer under spotlight
4. AK Singh will be new BPCL director marketing
5. Coming soon: one-stop source for oil/gas data
6. Worker job cuts begin in new BJP-ruled Tripura
7. No new foreign EPC firms please, say refiners

Exploration & Production
8. Anxious wait for ECS to announce DSF-II dates
9. Raina set to win suspect ONGC crane contract
10. Excited Oil India plans Ningru PML workovers
11. Only Indian drillers bid for HP/HT rig contract
12. Valentine-Supreme challenges Sapura victory
13. Oil India in a hurry to shoot Nagaland seismic
14. ONGC goes hi-tech to check leaks and oil theft

Midstream & Downstream
15. DK Sarraf gets 'full house' at CGD-IX roadshow
16. No more 'mad' bank guarantees for CGD areas
17. Petronet-LNG hypes L-CNG quick fix for CGD-IX
18. Deep's shadow over Assam compressor tender
19. CTCI-Cinda wins Dhamra LNG 're-gas' contract
20. IndianOil and HPCL face Gujarat farmer protest
21. In Panipat IOAGPL struggles to retail piped gas

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  • Cairn
  • Essar
  • HOEC
  • Hardy
  • Interlink
  • Jay Polychem
  • Joshi
  • ONGC
  • Oil India
  • Reliance
  • Selan
  • Sintex
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