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L&T inks ONGC pipeline project

Nov 13, 2017

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has been awarded a contract from India's ONGC for Pipeline Replacement Project-4 worth about US$194 million.  The project is part of ONGC’s strategy to replace some of its well fluid, gas lift and water…

Fugro starts Indian survey

Oct 31, 2017

Fugro started integrated survey work offshore India for the country’s oil and gas company ONGC, under a three-year contract valued at approximately US$7.7 million. The contract, awarded to Fugro for the third consecutive time, calls…

ONGC inks Vantage drillship contract

Jun 28, 2017

India's Oil and Natural Gas Company (ONGC) has agreed to a three-year contract to Vantage Drilling for use of the ultra-deepwater drillship Platinum Explorer offshore India. The Platinum Explorer is due to mobilize to India in Q4 2017…

BP, Reliance sign deepwater India pact

Jun 15, 2017

BP and Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) reported Thursday they would spend US$6 billion on three projects to develop deepwater gas resources offshore India that would bring 1 Bcf/d of dry gas production onstream between 2020 to 2022. Image…

India awards 31 small fields contracts, 8 offshore

Feb 17, 2017

India's government has awarded 31 contract areas as part of its Discovered Small Fields (DSF) bid round 2016, including eight offshore. A total of 134 bids were received for 34 contract areas. Of those, 22 companies (singly or in consortium) were shortlisted for 31 Contract Areas…

Genesis on deepwater MJ field FPSO FEED study

Feb 13, 2017

India's Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has awarded Genesis a contract to undertake front end engineering design (FEED) on the MJ field deepwater development in block KG-DWN-98/3 in the Bay of Bengal. This project will consider a seven…

India in US$20 billion deepwater investment

Dec 01, 2016

India plans to invest US$20 billion in deepwater natural gas development in the next five to seven years, the country’s Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said this week, according to news reports. Image from India's Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas…

OIL India, UH ink technology MoU

Oct 06, 2016

Oil India Ltd. (OIL) and the University of Houston (UH) have entered into an agreement to collaborate on technologies required to maximize recovery from aging oilfields in India.  The duo will cooperate in the fields of improved oil recovery and enhanced oil recovery…

Reliance ends Discoverer India contract

Oct 03, 2016

India’s Reliance Industries has elected to terminate its contract with Transocean for the Discoverer India ultra deepwater drillship at the end of the year. The rig provider announced Reliance’s exercise to its contractual option to terminate the effective December 2016…

GE inks ONGC subsea deal

Aug 23, 2016

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), awarded a multimillion dollar contract to GE Oil & Gas to provide an estimated 55 subsea wellheads (SG5) over the next three years for ONGC’s offshore drilling campaign, in shallow to medium waters offshore India…

Large producible hydrates found off India

Jul 27, 2016

Large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrates have been discovered in the Bay of Bengal, India, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It is the first discovery of its kind in the Indian Ocean that has the potential to be producible…

ONGC picks Expro for Indian well testing

Jul 25, 2016

International oilfield services company, Expro, has been awarded new contracts from India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation ONGC).  Worth more than US$17 million over three years, the contracts will see Expro work on ONGC’s assets throughout western and eastern areas of India…

Fugro inks ONGC deepwater India study

Jul 15, 2016

Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical site investigation contract by ONGC India for the KG-DWN-98/2 project on the East Coast of India. The purpose of the work is to gather site specific geotechnical and geohazard data to aid in the design and later installation of wellheads…

ONGC sets pre-monsoon rig record

Jun 16, 2016

India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) has set a new pre-monsoon rig move record offshore India, with the support of Aqualis Offshore, a specialized marine and offshore engineering consultancy.  ONGC executed a total of 33 mobile offshore…

Aqualis gains ONGC extension off India

May 25, 2016

Aqualis Offshore has been reappointed by United India Insurance Co. to provide marine warranty services to ONGC’s assets, offshore India. This is the third one-year contract Aqualis has received after the company first started working for United India Insurance and ONGC in 2014…

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