Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) is engaged in exploration and exploitation of Mumbai High field located about 165 km West-North-West of Mumbai in the Arabian Sea on the continental shelf of western India.
What is located on the continental shelf of Arabian Sea?
The continental shelf is narrow along the coast of the Arabian Peninsula and is even narrower along the Somali coast. No true coral reefs are found along the Arabian coast.
Where is high located?
Bombay High is an offshore oilfield 176 km off the west coast of Mumbai, in Gulf of Cambay region of India, in about 75 m of water.
Why is Mumbai High?
In case of Mumbai High, the structure is a “north-northwest to south-southeast trending doubly plunging Anticline with a faulted east limb”, 65 km long and 23 km wide”, and is the most probable reason to call it “Mumbai High“.
What is Mumbai famous for?
It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city’s distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.
Why is Arabian Sea water black?
“The river water flows into the sea and decomposed organic waste like leaves of trees have mixed with sea water. Since the sea is volatile, this waste is being washed to the shore and that is the reason why the water looks black when one sees it from the beach.”
Why is the Indian Ocean so dangerous?
The Indian Ocean bears close to 1/4th of the water found on the surface of the planet and its warm temperature makes it susceptible to climatic changes like monsoon, tsunami, cyclone and often, strong winds. The Atlantic Ocean ranks the second in the catalogue of the most dangerous ocean waters in the world.
Why is an ocean named after India?
The Indian Ocean is named after India because of its strategic location at the head of the ocean from ancient times and its long coastline which is longer than any other country in the Indian Ocean rim.
Where is Bombay High what for is it important?
It is India’s largest offshore oil field. Situated some 161 km north of the Mumbai coast, Bombay High has a string of oil and gas rigs in the sea that pumps oil to the coast. It produces 14 per cent of India’s oil requirements and accounts for 38 per cent of all domestic production.
Which is an offshore oil field in India?
– Option D) Bombay High – is a correct answer because the only off-shore oil field in India is Bombay High. Mumbai High is 176 km off the west coast in the Gulf of Cambay in Mumbai in India. The oil field is in about 75m of water. It is run by India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.