Association of Oil & Gas Operators (AOGO) was formed on August 1, 2006 on the initiative of Sastry Karra to network, exchange information on operating issues in upstream, find common solutions and if necessary approach the authorities to facilitate the changes which shall encourage exploration in India.
The association is registered with the registrar of societies New Delhi. It presently has twenty-two members. It represents 99% of upstream operations in India. Only upstream operators, operating Petroleum or CBM blocks in India are eligible to join.
The General Body of the society meets every month. Meetings are well attended. Members are represented at a senior decision making level.
The association today has six working groups.
Exchange of operating information amongst E&P operators is a worldwide practice. AOGO encourages it and has started a “scout check” program , where the participating members exchange drilling and operating information.
AOGO office is at Jasola, New Delhi, and Faridabad.