Bombay High is an offshore oilfield 162 kilometers (101 mi) off the coast of Mumbai, India, in about 75 m of water. The oil operations are run by India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
Bombay High field was discovered by a Russian and Indian oil exploration team operating from the seismic exploration vessel Academic Arkhangelsky during mapping of the Gulf of Khambhat (earlier Cambay) in 1964-67, followed by a detailed survey in 1972. The naming of the field is attributed to a team from a survey run in 1965 analyzed in the Rashmi building in Peddar Road, Cumballa Hill, and Bombay. The first offshore well was sunk in 1974.
Every oil resource rock requires Structural traps which are mainly salt dome, coral reefs, fault trap and fold trap. In case Bombay High, the structure is a "north-northwest to south-southeast trending doubly plunging Anticline with a faulted east limb", 65 km long and 23 km wide", and is the most probable reason to call it "Bombay High".