Government sets up National Data Repository

The Union Government has set up a state of -the- art National Data Repository. The information was shared by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while speaking at the DG Carbons Roadshow programme in Abu Dhabi. The Minister said that the repository is a database of all the geo-scientific data of hydrocarbon resources in the country. He added that it is equipped with cutting-edge technology and will provide ready access to interested companies.

With the introduction of the National Data Repository, India has joined the league of countries like UK and Norway which have a National Data Repository for the upstream sector.

Key Highlights:-

1. To validate, store, maintain and reproduce high quality and reliable geoscientific data.
2. To facilitate efficient data reporting, data exchange, and data trading among existing players including all geoscientific agencies.
3. To improve DGH’s ability to monitor and control the exploration and production activities and reporting.
4. To encourage new exploration and production activities by providing high quality and reliable data.
5. To strengthen overall geoscientific activities in India.
6. To support an open acreage system for an improved global exploration and production business environment in India.
7. To provide quality E & P data for processing, interpretation and visualization centers at DGH.

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