Simplification of Procedures and Processes under Production Sharing Contract of Pre-NELP/NELP Blocks

Ease of doing business is one of the focus areas of the government in Exploration and Production (E&P) sector with the objective to increase investments and production. Simplification of procedures and processes makes the system transparent and faster which facilitate investments in the sector.

A review of the processes for various approvals and submission of documents under Production Sharing Contracts (PSC), under NELP/Pre-NELP has been undertaken. The documents are submitted to Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) and/or Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG).  To facilitate Ease of Doing Business, government rationalized 18 processes in 3 categories required during the life cycle of Exploration and Development of a block under PSC contract.

# Type No. of Processes Approval Definition
1 Category A 9 Processes where documents shall be accepted on self-certification basis and no approval is required.
2 Category B 3 Processes where approval will be deemed on expiry of 30 days of submission of documents under self-certification.
3 Category C 6 Processes where approvals shall be required under the Acts/Rules or Contracts.

To facilitate queries for Self-certification processes, a Facilitation Helpdesk has been set up at DGH. Please share your queries/feedback with us.