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The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has brought out following policies/notifications after Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Policy 1997:

Policy for extension of exploration phases for exploration and production under CBM contracts in 2007.
Guidelines for pricing and commercial utilization of CBM in 2011.
Notification for grant of right to exploration and exploitation of Coal Bed Methane to Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries from all coal bearing areas for which they possess mining lease for coal in 2015.
Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy was introduced in 2016 wherein all types of hydrocarbon resources, both conventional and unconventional can be explored and exploited.
Policy framework for Early Monetisation of CBM in 2017.
Notification for consolidated terms and conditions for grant of right to exploration and exploitation of Coal Bed Methane to Coal India Limited and its subsidiaries from all coal bearing areas for which they possess mining lease for coal in 2018.
A policy framework for Exploration and exploitation of Unconventional hydrocarbons in existing acreages under existing Production Sharing Contracts, CBM contracts and Nomination fields was introduced in 2018.
A policy framework to promote and incentivize enhanced recovery methods for Oil and Gas was notified by the Government in 2018.

33 blocks have been allotted to various companies in four CBM bidding rounds. State-wise list of CBM blocks is annexed.

Details of CBM producing blocks and its operators are as under:

S No

Block

Operator

1.

Raniganj (South)

Great Eastern Energy Corporation Limited

2.

Raniganj (East)

Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited

3

Sohagpur (West)

Reliance Industries Limited

4.

Jharia

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited.

5.

Bokaro

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

 

 CBM production in the previous five years till February 2020 is as under:

S.NO

State

CBM Production (MMSCM)

1

Jharkhand

17.11

2

West Bengal

2103.24

3

Madhya Pradesh

879.42

 

Total

2999.77

                       

                            MMSCM: Million Metric Standard Cubic Meters

Operators are required to take environment clearance from Ministry of  Environment, Forest and Climate Change before starting CBM operations in the area.

This information was given by the Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply.

 

 

Annexure

 

 

Sr.No

Block

Coalfield

State

1

Raniganj (South)

Raniganj

West Bengal

2

Raniganj (North)

Raniganj North

West Bengal

3

RG(E)-CBM-2001/I

Raniganj East

West Bengal

4

BB-CBM-2005/III

Birbhum

West Bengal

5

Jharia

Jharia

Jharkhand

6

BK-CBM-2001/I

Bokaro

Jharkhand

7

NK-CBM-2001/I

North Karanpura

Jharkhand

8

SK-CBM-2003/II

South Karanpura

Jharkhand

9

NK(W)-CBM-2003/II

North Karanpura

Jharkhand

10

RM-CBM-2005/III

Rajmahal

Jharkhand

11

RM(E)-CBM-2008/IV

Rajmahal

Jharkhand

12

SP(West)-CBM-2001/I

Sohagpur

Madhya Pradesh

13

SP(East)-CBM-2001/I

Sohagpur

Madhya Pradesh

14

ST-CBM-2003/II

Satpura

Madhya Pradesh

15

SR-CBM-2005/III

Singrauli

Madhya Pradesh

16

ST-CBM-2008/IV*

Satpura

Madhya Pradesh

17

SP(N)-CBM-2005/III

Sohagpur

Madhya Pradesh

18

SP(NE)-CBM-2008/IV

Sohagpur

Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh

19

SH(N)-CBM-2003/II

Sonhat

Chhattisgarh

20

MR-CBM-2005/III

Mand Raigarh

Chhattisgarh

21

TR-CBM-2005/III

Tatapani Ramkola

Chhattisgarh

22

BS(1)-CBM-2003/II

Barmer Sanchor

Rajasthan

23

BS(2)-CBM-2003/II

Barmer Sanchor

Rajasthan

24

BS(3)-CBM-2003/II

Barmer Sanchor

Rajasthan

25

BS(4)-CBM-2005/III

Barmer Sanchor

Rajasthan

26

BS(5)-CBM-2005/III

Barmer Sanchor

Rajasthan

27

TL-CBM-2008/IV

Talcher

Odisha

28

IB-CBM-2008/IV

IB VALLEY

Odisha

29

WD-CBM-2003/II

Wardha

Maharashtra

30

KG(E )-CBM-2005/III

Kothagudem

Andhra Pradesh

31

GV(N)-CBM-2005/III

Godavari

Telangana

32

MG-CBM-2008/IV

Mannargudi

Tamil Nadu

33

AS-CBM-2008/IV

Assam

Assam