India’s state-controlled Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has awarded 49 marginal producing oil and gas fields to seven players.

The company said Thursday that it had issued a “Notice of Award (NoA) to seven successful bidders in 13 contract areas comprising of 49 marginal oil and gas fields.”

However, it did not name the companies that were awarded contracts for the marginal fields.

“Through a detailed process of evaluation as per the tender conditions, seven companies have now been awarded 13 onland contract areas spread across the states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Assam,” ONGC said.