MMS to collaborate with India

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH).

Offshore staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH). According to MMS, the non-binding MOU facilitates the exchange of resource development and management information to address issues of mutual interest related to offshore oil, gas, and mineral resources.

The objectives of this agreement are to share best practices in leasing activities, resource evaluation, and methane hydrate research and development. The MMS will continue to meet with India’s DGH to discuss items of mutual interest, exchange specialists, cooperate on research projects, and hold joint training classes and conferences.

“We look forward to continuing the strong working relationship that MMS has with our partners in India,” says MMS Director Liz Birnbaum. “I’m confident that the information exchange will benefit both countries as we each share our best practices in order to continue developing resources in a safe and responsible manner.”

08/27/2009

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