Oil India Limited signs MoU with University of Houston

MoU, Technology Collaboration, Oil India Limited, University of Houston

Oil India Limited (OIL), an Upstream Oil & Gas PSU, with intent of augmenting its reserves base and maximising recovery from its aging oilfields, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Houston(USA), one of the leading universities on oil and gas of the world. The MoU was signed today in presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (I/C), Petroleum & Natural Gas in New Delhi.

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The MoU, amongst others, is focused to collaborate in the fields of Improved Oil Recovery & Enhanced Oil Recovery for production enhancement from matured fields, seismic interpretation & reservoir characterisation studies, improvement of drilling and well intervention practices and unconventional hydrocarbon studies. It is envisaged that the collaboration will help Oil India Limited to further consolidate and upgrade the various initiatives the Company has undertaken to improve production and contribute significantly to the energy security of the country. This will also contribute towards national obligation as set by Prime Minister to reduce import dependency of oil and gas by 10% by 2022.

The University of Houston is a premier institute, involved in the quest of academic and translational excellence in the field of Oil & Gas through its outstanding faculty and research staff and has established well documented partnership with leading edge academia and industry subject matter experts.

Describing the signing of the MoU between the Oil India Limited and the University of Houston as historic, the Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said this will lay huge impact in exploration sector. He said innovation, scientific temperament and institutional hand-holding is the way forward for the growth of oil and gas sector. He said that India is third largest energy consuming country in the world but is import dependent for crude oil. The Minister said that India is an aspirational society, bound to grow and move very fast.

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