UH-DGH Center for Hydrocarbon Exploration - University of Houston
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The Data Center is a collaboration between UH and the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), which is the technical arm of the Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. It includes a geoscience data repository with display capability and software to interpret key exploration and production (E&P) data and extensive knowledge of India’s sedimentary basins and fields.

Why UH?

The City of Houston, which is home to more than 4,500 energy companies and a key oil and gas hub, and UH, which is a Tier One research university with globally renowned researchers, were a natural strategic choice for the data center. First announced in February, the UH-DGH partnership provides reliable and high-quality information – including seismic, well, reservoir and production data – for research and development. This information is also provided to investors and companies in the Greater Houston area and the Gulf Coast to encourage commercial opportunities involving Indian offshore offerings.

“UH is in the Energy Capital of the World, and the DGH has a wonderful wealth of information in its National Data Repository. By working together, we will maximize the potential of this important data and it will serve as an excellent research foundation. I am confident this collaboration will spur wonderful opportunities.”

Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Vice President of Energy and Innovation