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The story of Oil India Limited (OIL) traces and symbolises the development and growth of the Indian petroleum industry. From the discovery of crude oil in the far east of India at Digboi, Assam in 1889 to its present status as a fully integrated upstream petroleum company, OIL has come far, crossing many milestones. On February 18, 1959, Oil India Private Limited was incorporated to expand and develop the newly discovered oil fields of Naharkatiya and Moran in the Indian North East. In 1961, it became a joint venture company between the Indian Government and Burmah Oil Company Limited, UK. In 1981, OIL became a wholly-owned Government of India enterprise. Today, OIL is a premier Indian National Oil Company engaged in the business of exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas, transportation of crude oil and production of LPG. OIL also provides various E&P related services and holds 26% equity in Numaligarh Refinery Limited. The Authorized share capital of the Company is Rs. 2000 Crores. The Issued, Subscribed and Paid share capital of the company is Rs. 601.14 Crores. At present, The Government of India, the Promoter of the Company is holding 68.43% of the total Issued & Paid-up Capital of the Company. The balance 31.57% of the Equity capital is held by Public and others including Bodies Corporate, Mutual Funds, Banks, FIIs, Resident Individuals etc. OIL has over 1 lakh sq km of PEL/ML areas for its exploration and production activities, most of it in the Indian North East, which accounts for its entire crude oil production and majority of gas production. Rajasthan is the other producing area of OIL, contributing 10 per cent of its total gas production. Additionally, OIL’s exploration activities are spread over onshore areas of Ganga Valley and Mahanadi. OIL also has participating interest in NELP exploration blocks in Mahanadi Offshore, Mumbai Deepwater, Krishna Godavari Deepwater, etc. as well as various overseas projects in Libya, Gabon, USA, Nigeria and Sudan. In a recent CRISIL-India Today survey, OIL was adjudged as one of the five best major PSUs and one of three best energy sector PSUs in the country
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OIL Super 30 Achieves Landmark Success in the 2016 IIT Entrance Examination

Under OIL Super 30, 74 students have cracked the IIT entrance examination this year. OIL Super 30, which is one of the most impactful CSR projects of Oil India Limited (OIL) under Education, witnessed 74 out of 150 students in the batch qualify the most prestigious IIT-Advance entrance examination ... (more)
OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar 2014 Awarded

Resident Chief Executive (RCE), Oil India Limited, Shri Varunoday Sharma, awarded OIL Shikshya Ratna Puraskar 2014 to six teachers in the presence of Shri S N Singh, Executive Director, Exploration & Development, OIL, Shri Pranjit Deka, GM, Public Relations OIL, Shri D K Das, Head, Public Relat... (more)
Oil India Limited Felicitates Indian Woman Gymnast Ms Dipa Karmakar

A Navratna Company under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, Oil India Limited (OIL) the second largest Exploration and Production Company felicitated Ms. Dipa Karmakar, an Indian artistic gymnast who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, becoming the first ... (more)
OIL Joins Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Oil India Limited on 2nd October 2014 joined the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by the Government of India by organising mass awareness programme at Nehru Maidan Duliajan and by identifying few schools in its operating areas of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia which are without toilets under Sw... (more)
NIPM Assam Chapter & Dibrugarh University Organized 6th HR & Industry-Academia Meet on CSR & Sustainable Development

Keeping in mind the prime objective of reinforcing the Industry-Academia Interaction, the National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) Assam Chapter in association with Dibrugarh University organized the 6th HR & Industry-Academia Meet for the second time on the theme “Corporate Soci... (more)