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Gas Hydrate Research & Technology Centre (GHRTC) was established at ONGC Complex, Panvel through EC decision on 6th July 2016. It is an ISO 9001:2015 certified Institute for it’s quality Management System. All gas hydrate related activities including studies for exploration and possible exploitation of gas hydrates in Indian Offshore are carried out by GHRTC.

Highlights (2021-22):

1. Significant Projects:

Significant projects undertaken by GHRTC during 2021-22 are given below:

  • Integrated geo-scientific data evaluation for gas hydrate potential assessment in GD Block of Krishna-Godavari Basin
  • Geo-scientific data assessment and subsurface mapping for gas hydrate potential in Cauvery Offshore Basin
  • Geo-scientific data analysis and assessment of gas hydrate prospectivity in Mahanadi Deep water Basin
  • Application of classification machine learning algorithm to identify gas hydrate zone using NGHP-02 data

2. Technologies upgraded/ inducted:

  • Use of Machine learning classification algorithms to identify gas hydrate zones
  • Identification of diagenetic imprints of gas hydrate bearing sediments

3. Papers published for National-International Journal:

Year Papers Published
2020-21 National Journal International Journal
  0 6

4. IPRs

A. Patents Filed:

  • A new dissociation method for the gas hydrates in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (Application no. 202211003671 dated 21/01/2022)
  • Novel equipment for the dissociation of gas in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (Application No.202211004290 dated 25/01/2022)

B. Patents obtained:


C. Copyrights Filed:


D. Copyrights registered: