Sedimentary Basin in Gujarat

Cambay Basin


Category of the basin : Proved
Area of the basin : 53500 sq. km

  • The Cambay rift Basin, covers area from Surat in the south to Sanchor in the north.
  • In the north, the basin narrows, but tectonically continues beyond Sanchor to pass into the Barmer Basin of Rajasthan. On the southern side, the basin merges with the Bombay Offshore Basin in the Arabian Sea.
  • The basin lies between latitudes 21˚ 00' and 24˚ 00' N and longitudes 71˚ 30' and 73˚ 30' E.

Saurashtra Basin


Category of the basin : Prospective Basin
Area of the basin : Onland Part- 52000 sq. km

Onland Area : 52000 sq. km
Offshore Area : 28000 sq. km
Total : 80000 sq. km

  • Saurashtra Basin is located in the northern part of western continental margin of India which trends NNW-SSE. The onland part of the basin is also known as Saurashtra Peninsula. This basin lies north of commercially proven Mumbai Offshore and south of highly prospective Kutch basin.
  • The onland part of the basin borders with the commercially proven Cambay Basin on its eastern flanks. The deeper offshore Saurashtra borders with the Indus fan (to the abyssal plain of the ArabianSea).

Kutch Basin


Category of the basin : Identified Prospectivity Basin
Area of the basin : Onland Part- 43000 sq. km

Onland Area : 43000 sq. km
Offshore Area : 28000 sq. km
Total : 71000 sq. km

  • Kutch basin forms the north-western part of the western continental margin of India and is situated at the southern edge of the Indus shelf at right angles to the southern Indus fossil rift (Zaigham and Mallick, 2000).
  • It is bounded by the Nagar- Parkar fault in the North, Radhanpur-Barmer arch in the east and North Kathiawar fault towards the south.
  • The basin extents between Latitude 22 30' and 24 30' N and Longitudes 68 and 72 E covering entire Kutch district and western part of Banaskantha (Santalpur Taluka) districts of Gujarat state.