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India Plans to Install 30GW of Offshore Wind

May 04, 2022

India plans to set up 30,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power capacity alongside 50,000 MW of solar capacity, the country's power minister said on Tuesday.'India has focused programs for capacity addition and accelerating the energy transition…

Report: India's ONGC Sells Russia's Sokol Oil to Indian Refiners

Mar 28, 2022

India's ONGC Videsh Ltd has sold at least one cargo of Russian Sokol oil to India refiners Hindustan Petroleum Corp and Bharat Petroleum Corp after failing to draw interest in a tender earlier this month, sources familiar with the matter said…

RWE, Tata Power Looking to Jointly Develop Offshore Wind Farms in India

Feb 21, 2022

Germany-based renewables giant RWE and India-based power giant Tata Power have agreed on a partnership to explore the potential for a joint development of offshore wind projects in India. 'India is an unexplored and highly attractive market…

Cairn Hires Former BP Exec Smith as COO

Dec 30, 2021

Cairn Oil & Gas, India’s largest private exploration and production company, said it has appointed former BP executive Martyn Smith as chief operating officer.Smith is joining Cairn with 35 years' experience in reservoir and petroleum engineering and subsurface geoscience disciplines…

India: ONGC Awards Shelf Drilling Rig a Three-year Deal

Nov 23, 2021

Shallow water drilling contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a three-year contract for one of its jack-up rigs in India.The contract, with India's national oil company ONGC, is for the Ron Tappmeyer jack-up drilling unit, for offshore operations in Indian waters…

India Asks ONGC to Sell 60% in Major Offshore Fields

Nov 11, 2021

India's petroleum ministry has asked state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp to consider selling a 60% stake in its two major oil and gas fields to private companies to boost output, a government source said on Thursday.India, the world's third-biggest oil consumer and importer…

ExxonMobil Looking to Buy Into ONGC's Deepwater Fields Offshore India

Oct 25, 2021

Global oil major ExxonMobil Corp is looking at buying a stake in some of the local deepwater fields of Indian explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp, oil secretary Tarun Kapoor said on Friday.India, the world's third-biggest oil importer, and consumer…

Guyana Could Resume Oil Supply Talks with India

Oct 22, 2021

Oil producer Guyana could resume talks with India for a deal to sell the government's share of crude as output rises next year, the South American nation's vice president told Reuters.Earlier this year, Indian refiners bought at least two test cargoes of Guyana's Liza light sweet crude…

Fugro Nets 2-Year Remote Support Deal Offshore India

Oct 20, 2021

Fugro has won a two-year contract with India's marine service firm OCS Services to support its asset integrity and corrosion management operations off the west coast of India.Fugro said Tuesday it would help OCS deliver on ONGC’s Protective Coating of Process Platform Project 1 (PCPP1)…

LNG Primed for Strong Growth on Asian Demand

Jun 11, 2021

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices are poised for more gains as gas-hungry China guzzles cargoes to feed a rebound in economic growth while the easing of coronavirus-induced restrictions restores industrial demand in India.Higher oil and coal…

McDermott Completes KG-D6 Satellite Cluster Work of India

Jun 04, 2021

McDermott International has this week said it has completed work on Reliance Industries Limited KG-D6 Satellite Cluster Project, off the east coast of India, dubbing the project a historic one, involving 'many firsts.''McDermott's work on the…

Fourteen Die Offshore India After Barge Sinks as Cyclone Batters West Coast

May 19, 2021

Fourteen people have died as a barge sank off India's west coast after a powerful cyclone barrelled into the country, authorities said on Wednesday, while Indian navy ships and aircraft scoured waters to locate scores of other missing personnel…

Aban Offshore Resumes Jack-up Rig Ops after Suspension Due to Virus Outbreak

May 13, 2021

Indian offshore drilling rig owner Aban Offshore has resumed operations at its Aban IV jack-up drilling rig following a suspension due to a Covid-19 outbreak.Aban Offshore had suspended operations on the 1983-built, 2011-refurbished offshore drilling rig in the first week of May…

Shelf Drilling Nets 3-year Drilling Rig Contract in India

May 05, 2021

Jack-up drilling rig contractor Shelf Drilling has secured a contract in India for its Trident XII jack-up drilling unit. The contract is with the Indian oil company ONGC. Under the three-year contract, the Trident XII drilling rig will be used…

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