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Shearwater Nabs Seismic Acquisition Work in India

Jul 01, 2020

Shearwater GeoServices has won a contract for offshore survey work in India, with Oil India Limited.The project for Oil India Ltd. is a combined 3D and 2D towed streamer seismic acquisition- and processing contract in the Andaman Sea and Kerala-Konkan coastal waters offshore India…

India to End Federal Control of Gas prices, Lift LNG transport Use

Jun 26, 2020

India will gradually end federal controls on gas pricing as it seeks to attract foreign investment and technology to lift local output, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday.India, which is a large emitter of greenhouse gases and has multiple gas pricing regimes…

Seamec Awards Fugro a 3-Year IRM Deal Offshore India

Jun 18, 2020

Dutch offshore services company Fugro has won a 3-year inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract with Seamec in India.Under the contract, Fugro will support Seamec's asset management project for oil company  ONGC off the west coast of India…

Two Firefighters Die in Fire at Oilfield in India

Jun 10, 2020

Two firefighters from Oil India have died while trying to put out a massive blaze at an oilfield operated by the state-run explorer in India's northeastern Assam state, officials said on Wednesday.Oil India had suspended operations at the gas…

Oil India's Baghjan Well Catches Fire

Jun 09, 2020

An ongoing gas leak at state-run oil and gas explorer Oil India Ltd's Baghjan well in the eastern India state of Assam caught fire on Tuesday, the company said in a statement.Oil India suspended operations at the well in its Baghjan oilfield on May 27 after an uncontrolled gas emission…

India's April Crude Processing in Biggest Drop Since 2003

May 25, 2020

India's crude oil processing in April slumped by 28.8% from a year earlier, its biggest drop since at least 2003, as a nationwide lockdown weighed on fuel demand and forced refiners to cut production.Refiners processed about 14.75 million tonnes or 3…

ONGC to Extend Armada Sterling FPSO Contract

Apr 15, 2020

Indian oil and gas company ONGC plans to extend the contract for the Armada Sterling FPSO, owned by a joint venture between Bumi Armada and Shapoorji Pallonji Oil and Gas Private Limited.Bumi Armada said Wednesday that its JV company had recently received notification from ONGC…

LNG Tankers Build Up around Indian Ports after Force Majeure

Mar 27, 2020

At least five fully-laden liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers are idling offshore India, as yet unable to discharge their cargoes, after importers there declared force majeure earlier this week, according to an analyst and shipping sources.Gas…

India Set to Import Record LNG Volumes

Feb 21, 2020

India is set to import record volumes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) this month, data shows, taking advantage of the super-chilled fuel's price hitting all-time lows due to the coronavirus outbreak dampening demand in China. The South Asian nation is estimated to import about 2…

India's First Deepwater Gas Field Stops Production

Feb 04, 2020

India's D1 D3 offshore gas field, the country's first deepwater gas development to be brought online, has ceased production, Reliance and BP joint venture said Monday.The field, in Block KG D6 (KG-DWN-98/3), off the east coast of India, started producing gas in April 2009…

Shearwater Scores More Seismic Work in India

Jan 28, 2020

Norwegian seismic contractor Shearwater GeoServices has secured back-to-back 3D survey work offshore India.Under the contract, awarded by Reliance, Shearwater will carry a 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition project in the Bay of Bengal…

Shearwater Clinches 3D Survey Work Offshore India

Jan 22, 2020

Shearwater GeoServices will carry out a 3D marine seismic survey offshore India under a new contract awarded by ONGC.The Norwegian seismic company will start the 3D broadband marine seismic acquisition campaign in Q1 2020.The 4-month survey for the Indian oil company covers 2…

India to Invite Foreign Investment in State-owned Oil Companies

Nov 12, 2019

International energy firms will be invited to participate in India's privatization of state-owned oil companies, the country's Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said late on Monday.Pradhan said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met with the chief executives of energy firms in Houston…

Rebooting What’s Possible in India’s Gas Market

Nov 07, 2019

‘To lose patience is to lose the battle’ -Mahatma GandhiIndia is something of a conundrum for global LNG players. I recently returned from a week in Delhi, just as the capital was making headlines for one of the worst episodes of air pollution…

India Gets 8 Bids for 7 Onshore Blocks

Nov 01, 2019

India has received 8 bids for 7 onshore oil and gas exploration blocks under the latest auction, a government statement said.State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp has submitted bids for all 8 blocks.State-run Oil India has put in a bid for 1 block.(Reporting by Nidhi Verma; editing by David Evans)

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