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UH-DGH Center for Hydrocarbons Exploration Symposium - Evaluation of the Andaman and Mahanadi/Bengal Basins Dec. 8, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Hybrid Symposium, In-Person and Virtual Attendance


Join UH Energy and DGH India for an in-depth review of current University of Houston research on the Andaman and Mahandi/Bengal basins and its implications for hydrocarbon potential. By reevaluating the gravity and magnetics and tying in the regional seismic a new interpretation of the tectonic setting has been developed. In the Andaman Basin many tectonic features have been identified and the distribution of sub-basins has been evaluated. These basin settings are compared to adjacent producing areas in Indonesia and Myanmar for their similarities and differences.


9:00 AM – 9:05 AM An Introduction to UH/DGH Center for Petroleum

9:05 AM-9:25 AM Why Invest in India and Why Now

  • Economic and Procedural reforms
  • Schedule of bidding rounds
  • How to participate in bidding

9:25 AM – 9:45 AM Previous Work and Data Availability

  • Brief Summary of the work conducted prior to U of H research
  • Data Availability

9:45 AM-10:50 AM Review of the Current Research at U of H

  • The regional tectonic setting of the Bay of Bengal as defined by a new gravity and magnetics interpretation
  • Similarities/Differences with adjacent producing areas in Myanmar and Indonesia
  • Detailed tectonic setting of the Andaman Sub-Basins from gravity and magnetics data
  • Detailed tectonic setting of the Mahanadi/Bengal Basin from gravity and magnetics data
  • Regional Seismic Interpretation of the Andaman Basin– Confirmation of basin subdivisions

10:50 AM – 11:00 AM Hydrocarbon Potential of the Andaman Basin

  • Speculation on the hydrocarbon potential of the basin
  • Next phase of work at U of H

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Q&A Session