India has received a muted response to its first auction of a number of small discovered fields.
Local firms are said to have dominated the bids for the auction.
Up for sale, are assets which have been estimated to gold 635 million barrels of oil and oil equivalent gas.
India has received 134 bids from 42 companies, including five foreign bidders, for 34 contract area, according to a government statement.
No bids were received for 12 areas.
The blocks were offered in May under a revenue-sharing model with eased tax rules, offering pricing and marketing freedom to the operators.