DGH General Awareness Quiz

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This quiz is generally to gauge your general knowledge on DGH on everything oil, natural gases and their occurrence in India and the existing reservoirs. Take up the test to find out how well you know it. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which company is currently the highest producer of domestic crude oil in India? 

    • A.

      OIL

    • B.

      RIL

    • C.

      ONGC

    • D.

      CAIRN

    Correct Answer
    C. ONGC
    Explanation
    ONGC, or Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, is currently the highest producer of domestic crude oil in India.

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  • 2. 

    Which company is currently the highest producer of domestic natural gas in India? 

    • A.

      OIL

    • B.

      RIL

    • C.

      ONGC

    • D.

      CAIRN

    Correct Answer
    C. ONGC
    Explanation
    ONGC, or Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, is currently the highest producer of domestic natural gas in India. This state-owned company has been actively involved in the exploration and production of oil and gas in the country for several decades. With its extensive infrastructure and expertise, ONGC has been able to consistently produce a significant amount of natural gas, contributing to India's energy needs.

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  • 3. 

    When was the first oil well drilled in the world? 

    • A.

      1828

    • B.

      1858

    • C.

      1898

    • D.

      1948

    Correct Answer
    B. 1858
    Explanation
    In 1858, the first oil well was drilled in the world. This marked a significant milestone in the history of the oil industry. Prior to this, oil was mainly obtained through surface seepages or by digging shallow pits. The drilling of the first oil well revolutionized the way oil was extracted, leading to the establishment of the modern oil industry. It opened up new possibilities for oil exploration and production, ultimately shaping the global energy landscape.

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  • 4. 

    Who first recommended the creation of a body like Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) in India? 

    • A.

      Chawla Committee

    • B.

      Champaklal Comittee

    • C.

      Das Gupta Committee

    • D.

      Simon Comission

    Correct Answer
    C. Das Gupta Committee
    Explanation
    The Das Gupta Committee was the first to recommend the creation of a body like the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) in India. This committee recognized the need for a specialized organization to oversee the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the country. The recommendation of the Das Gupta Committee eventually led to the establishment of the DGH, which plays a crucial role in regulating and promoting the hydrocarbon sector in India.

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  • 5. 

    How much of the sedimentary area/basins (in million sq. km.) of India are in offshore deep waters?

    • A.

      0.49

    • B.

      0.85

    • C.

      1.35

    • D.

      1.95

    Correct Answer
    C. 1.35
    Explanation
    Approximately 1.35 million sq. km. of the sedimentary area/basins in India are located in offshore deep waters.

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  • 6. 

    The word “Petroleum” is derived from..................

    • A.

      Greek “Petros Loneum"

    • B.

      Latin “Petra Oleum”

    • C.

      Hindi “Pitra Tailam”

    • D.

      Spanish “Oon Dos Tres”

    Correct Answer
    B. Latin “Petra Oleum”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Latin "Petra Oleum". The word "Petroleum" is derived from the Latin words "Petra" meaning rock and "Oleum" meaning oil. This is because petroleum is a naturally occurring liquid found in rock formations and is commonly referred to as "rock oil".

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  • 7. 

    Which is the oldest geologic age?

    • A.

      Proterozoic

    • B.

      Mesozoic

    • C.

      Paleozoic

    • D.

      Cenozoic

    Correct Answer
    A. Proterozoic
    Explanation
    The Proterozoic is the oldest geologic age. It is a time period that lasted from about 2.5 billion to 541 million years ago. During this age, the Earth experienced significant geological and biological changes, including the formation of the first continents, the evolution of complex life forms, and the emergence of oxygen in the atmosphere. The Proterozoic is followed by the Phanerozoic eon, which is divided into the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is not a petroleum reservoir type?

    • A.

      Salt dome

    • B.

      Anticline

    • C.

      Syncline

    • D.

      Procline

    Correct Answer
    D. Procline
    Explanation
    The given options represent different types of geological structures that can act as petroleum reservoirs. A salt dome is a type of underground salt deposit that can trap petroleum. An anticline is an upward fold in rock layers that can also trap petroleum. A syncline is a downward fold in rock layers that can trap petroleum. However, "procline" is not a recognized geological term or reservoir type, making it the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is not a geophysical survey type?

    • A.

      Gravimetric

    • B.

      Seismic

    • C.

      Aerial

    • D.

      Lithography

    Correct Answer
    D. Lithography
    Explanation
    Lithography is not a geophysical survey type because it refers to the process of printing or reproducing images on a flat surface, typically using a stone or metal plate. Geophysical surveys, on the other hand, involve studying and mapping the physical properties of the Earth's subsurface using various techniques such as gravity measurements (gravimetric), seismic waves (seismic), and aerial methods. Lithography is unrelated to the study of the Earth's subsurface and therefore does not fall under the category of geophysical survey types.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is not an offshore drilling rig?

    • A.

      Jackup

    • B.

      Tension Leg

    • C.

      Semi-submersible

    • D.

      Drill ship

    Correct Answer
    B. Tension Leg
    Explanation
    The tension leg is not an offshore drilling rig because it is a type of floating production system used in offshore oil and gas production, not drilling. It consists of a vertical column moored to the seabed by a system of tensioned tendons, which provide stability and support. Unlike drilling rigs, tension leg platforms are designed to produce and process oil and gas once the drilling phase is completed.

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  • 11. 

    In oil industry parlance, Christmas tree is.............

    • A.

      The casing policy

    • B.

      Surface assembly of valves and fittings

    • C.

      Downhole equipments

    • D.

      Drilling rig

    Correct Answer
    B. Surface assembly of valves and fittings
    Explanation
    The term "Christmas tree" in the oil industry refers to the surface assembly of valves and fittings. It is called a Christmas tree because of its resemblance to the shape of a tree, with multiple branches and valves. This assembly is used to control the flow of oil or gas from the well, as well as to monitor and regulate pressure. It includes various valves, chokes, gauges, and other components that are essential for the safe and efficient operation of the wellhead.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is not an Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) technique?

    • A.

      Chemical flooding

    • B.

      Thermal recovery

    • C.

      Water flooding

    • D.

      Microbial recovery

    Correct Answer
    C. Water flooding
    Explanation
    Water flooding is not considered an Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) technique because it is a primary recovery method that relies on the natural pressure of the reservoir to push oil towards the production well. In water flooding, water is injected into the reservoir to maintain reservoir pressure and displace oil towards the production well. However, EOR techniques such as chemical flooding, thermal recovery, and microbial recovery involve injecting chemicals, heat, or microorganisms into the reservoir to enhance oil recovery beyond what can be achieved through natural pressure.

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  • 13. 

    Petroleum reserves are not classified as.................

    • A.

      Proved

    • B.

      Preferred

    • C.

      Possible

    • D.

      Probable

    Correct Answer
    B. Preferred
    Explanation
    Petroleum reserves are not classified as "Preferred" because the term "Preferred" does not have any relevance or significance in the classification of petroleum reserves. The classification of petroleum reserves is typically based on their level of certainty and likelihood of extraction, such as "Proved," "Possible," and "Probable." "Preferred" is not a recognized category in this context.

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  • 14. 

    What is Vitrinite Reflectance?

    • A.

      Measure of maturity of organic matter

    • B.

      Reflecting ability of the sedimentary rock

    • C.

      Thermoplastic quality of elastomers

    • D.

      X-ray diffraction

    Correct Answer
    A. Measure of maturity of organic matter
    Explanation
    Vitrinite reflectance is a measure of the maturity of organic matter. It is used to determine the level of thermal alteration that organic material has undergone in sedimentary rocks. As organic matter matures, it undergoes chemical and physical changes, and vitrinite reflectance provides a quantitative measure of these changes. By analyzing the reflectance of vitrinite, geologists can assess the thermal history and maturity of rocks, which is important in understanding the potential for hydrocarbon generation and the overall geological history of an area.

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  • 15. 

    What do you mean by API gravity?

    • A.

      The relative gravity between earth and moon

    • B.

      The relative density of petroleum liquids

    • C.

      Focussing on the sweet spot

    • D.

      A type of aeromagnetic survey

    Correct Answer
    B. The relative density of petroleum liquids
    Explanation
    API gravity is a measure of the relative density or specific gravity of petroleum liquids compared to water. It is used to classify and categorize crude oil and other petroleum products. The API gravity scale is based on the concept that liquids with a density less than water (less than 1) will float on water, while liquids with a density greater than water (greater than 1) will sink. Therefore, higher API gravity indicates lighter and potentially more valuable petroleum liquids, while lower API gravity indicates heavier and potentially less valuable liquids.

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  • 16. 

    What is DST in oil industry?

    • A.

      Drill Some Thing

    • B.

      Direct Soil Test

    • C.

      Drill Stem Test

    • D.

      Derrick Stem Test

    Correct Answer
    C. Drill Stem Test
    Explanation
    DST stands for Drill Stem Test in the oil industry. This test involves lowering a tool called a testing tool into the wellbore on the end of the drill string, also known as the drill stem. The purpose of the test is to evaluate the reservoir's potential for producing oil or gas. It involves measuring pressure, flow rates, and fluid samples to determine the reservoir's productivity and characteristics. The DST helps in making informed decisions regarding the viability of the well and the need for further drilling or completion operations.

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  • 17. 

    Presently there is no E&P activity in the state of  ................

    • A.

      Gujarat

    • B.

      Karnataka

    • C.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • D.

      Tamilnadu

    Correct Answer
    B. Karnataka
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Karnataka because the statement mentions that there is currently no E&P (Exploration and Production) activity in the state. This means that there are no ongoing activities related to the exploration and production of natural resources such as oil, gas, or minerals in Karnataka.

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  • 18. 

    Do the terms “Shale Oil” and “Oil Shale” mean the same hydrocarbon energy resource?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      May be

    • D.

      Grammatical error

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The terms "Shale Oil" and "Oil Shale" do not mean the same hydrocarbon energy resource. Shale oil refers to the unconventional oil that is extracted from shale rock formations, while oil shale refers to the sedimentary rock that contains a solid organic material called kerogen, which can be converted into liquid hydrocarbons through a process called pyrolysis. Therefore, while both terms are related to hydrocarbon energy resources, they refer to different substances and processes.

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  • 19. 

    “NELP” in Indian E&P policy context means....

    • A.

      New Earning License Package

    • B.

      New Exploration Licensing Policy

    • C.

      Now Explore Later Produce

    • D.

      New Exploration Labour Policy

    Correct Answer
    B. New Exploration Licensing Policy
    Explanation
    "NELP" in the Indian E&P policy context refers to the "New Exploration Licensing Policy." This policy was introduced by the Indian government to attract domestic and foreign investments in the exploration and production of oil and gas. It aimed to provide a transparent and competitive framework for granting exploration licenses to companies in order to increase domestic production and reduce dependence on imports. Under this policy, companies were invited to bid for exploration blocks and were granted licenses based on their technical and financial capabilities.

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  • 20. 

    One Cubic Meter of natural gas is equivalent to .........

    • A.

      3.5314 cubic feet

    • B.

      35.314 cubic feet

    • C.

      353.14 cubic feet

    • D.

      3531.4 cubic feet

    Correct Answer
    B. 35.314 cubic feet
    Explanation
    One cubic meter of natural gas is equivalent to 35.314 cubic feet. This conversion factor is commonly used when converting between the metric system and the imperial system of measurement for volume.

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  • 21. 

    India is the …………..largest energy consumer in the world.

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Second

    • C.

      Fourth

    • D.

      Eighth

    Correct Answer
    C. Fourth
    Explanation
    India is the fourth largest energy consumer in the world. This means that there are three other countries that consume more energy than India.

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  • 22. 

    The Indian oil and gas sector contributes to around ………..percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      50

    Correct Answer
    B. 15
    Explanation
    The Indian oil and gas sector contributes around 15 percent to the GDP of India. This means that a significant portion of India's economic output comes from the oil and gas industry. This sector plays a crucial role in driving economic growth and development in the country. The revenue generated from oil and gas activities helps to fuel other sectors of the economy and create employment opportunities. Overall, the oil and gas sector has a substantial impact on India's GDP and is an important contributor to its economic well-being.

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  • 23. 

    Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) was formed in the year ………….by a Government of India resolution.

    • A.

      1983

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1993

    • D.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1993
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1993. The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) was formed in 1993 by a Government of India resolution.

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  • 24. 

    How many sedimentary basins are historically recognized in India?

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      26

    • C.

      39

    • D.

      47

    Correct Answer
    B. 26
    Explanation
    India has historically recognized 26 sedimentary basins. These basins are important for the exploration and production of oil and gas resources. They are characterized by layers of sedimentary rocks that have accumulated over millions of years. The presence of these basins indicates the potential for the presence of hydrocarbon reserves, making them significant for the energy sector in India.

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  • 25. 

    How many rounds of offer of acreages under New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) have taken place in India?

    • A.

      Nine

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Twenty

    Correct Answer
    A. Nine
    Explanation
    Nine rounds of offer of acreages under New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) have taken place in India.

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  • 26. 

    What is the meaning of HpHT in E&P industry?

    • A.

      High Pressure High Tension

    • B.

      Heavy Pollution High Temperature

    • C.

      High Pressure High Temperature

    • D.

      High Production High Tension

    Correct Answer
    C. High Pressure High Temperature
    Explanation
    HPHT stands for High Pressure High Temperature in the E&P (Exploration and Production) industry. This term refers to extreme conditions encountered in oil and gas reservoirs, where both high pressure and high temperature exist. These conditions pose significant challenges for drilling and production operations, as they require specialized equipment, materials, and techniques to safely extract hydrocarbons from the reservoir. Understanding and managing HPHT conditions is crucial for the success and safety of operations in the E&P industry.

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  • 27. 

    Seismic data cannot presently be……..

    • A.

      2D

    • B.

      3D

    • C.

      4D

    • D.

      5D

    Correct Answer
    D. 5D
  • 28. 

    In 2012 which country was the highest producer of crude oil? (as per BP Statistical Review 2013)

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Russian federation

    • C.

      Saudi Arabia

    • D.

      China

    Correct Answer
    C. Saudi Arabia
    Explanation
    According to the BP Statistical Review 2013, Saudi Arabia was the highest producer of crude oil in 2012. This means that Saudi Arabia produced the largest amount of crude oil compared to other countries during that year.

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  • 29. 

    In 2012 which country was the highest producer of natural gas? (as per BP Statistical Review 2013)

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Russian federation

    • C.

      Iran

    • D.

      Qatar

    Correct Answer
    A. USA
    Explanation
    According to the BP Statistical Review 2013, in 2012, the highest producer of natural gas was the USA.

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  • 30. 

    What is the prognosticated Coal Bed Methane (CBM) resource in India?

    • A.

      9 TCF

    • B.

      92 TCF

    • C.

      922 TCF

    • D.

      62 TCF

    Correct Answer
    B. 92 TCF
    Explanation
    The prognosticated Coal Bed Methane (CBM) resource in India is estimated to be 92 TCF. This indicates that there is a significant amount of CBM present in India's coal beds, which can be extracted and utilized as a source of clean energy.

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  • 31. 

    Which was the world’s largest energy company in 2012? (as per PFC Energy 50 of 2013)

    • A.

      Exxon Mobil

    • B.

      PetroChina

    • C.

      Royal Dutch Shell

    • D.

      Chevron

    Correct Answer
    A. Exxon Mobil
    Explanation
    Exxon Mobil was the world's largest energy company in 2012 according to the PFC Energy 50 of 2013. This means that Exxon Mobil had the highest revenue and market capitalization among all energy companies during that year.

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  • 32. 

    Which of the following country does not produce any oil or gas?

    • A.

      Tunisia

    • B.

      Bolivia

    • C.

      Switzerland

    • D.

      Denmark

    Correct Answer
    C. Switzerland
    Explanation
    Switzerland does not produce any oil or gas. Despite being a wealthy country, Switzerland does not have significant reserves of oil or natural gas. It relies on importing these resources to meet its energy needs. Switzerland's energy sector is primarily focused on hydroelectric power and nuclear energy, with a strong emphasis on renewable sources.

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