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iOG, eDrilling focus on Middle East and India

Feb 24, 2016

iOG Solutions and eDrilling today announced the formation of a partnership aimed at better serving exploration and production companies operating in the Middle East and India. iOG Solutions and eDrilling has partnered up to provide an…

Valiant Driller jackup completes move

Mar 30, 2015

Aqualis Offshore completed the marine warranty services for the dry transportation of the mobile offshore drilling unit Valiant Driller jackup from Indonesia to India, where it will operate for ONGC. Aqualis currently provides marine warranty services on 26 rigs offshore India…

Woodside signs India LNG MOU

Jan 12, 2015

Woodside Energy and Adani Enterprises signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to identify, investigate and develop potential business arrangements and commercial initiatives in India’s LNG market. “India is an important emerging LNG…

Keppel ready to deliver 3rd jackup to Jindal Group

Dec 02, 2014

Keppel FELS Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd., is ready to deliver the Jindal Explorer, a KFELS B Class jackup drilling rig to Star Drilling Pte. Ltd., an associate company of India’s D P Jindal Group (Jindal)…

Cairn India hires new CEO

Oct 21, 2014

Mayank Ashar joins Cairn India as its new managing director & chief executive officer effective 17 November 2014. Ashar brings with him more than 36 years of experience in the international oil and gas industry. In his earlier assignments…

Cairn India evaluating Block 1, RSA's Orange basin

Apr 24, 2014

Cairn India acquired about 3010 line-km of 2D infill seismic over Block 1 of the Orange basin, off South Africa's Northern Cape Province, in Q1 2014. It is currently evaluating the data. The company acquired a 1981sq km 3D…

ONGC to invest $9B off India

Jan 08, 2014

Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) will invest US$9 billion to bring into production several oil and gas discoveries in the Krishna-Godavari basin off India’s east coast. The investment is expected to be complete by 2017-2018.The company has made 11 discoveries in Block KG-DWN-98/2…

Cairn India plans buyback

Nov 26, 2013

Cairn India Ltd. today announced that its board of directors approved a proposal for the buyback of equity shares of the company from its existing shareholders. The buyback would be done from the open market through the stock exchanges…

Transocean water-depth drilling record

Jul 09, 2013

Transocean Ltd. today announced that the ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 has set a new world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig. The rig recently spudded a well in 10,411ft (3174m) of water…

HPHT technology to India

Mar 27, 2013

Cairn India contracted GE Oil & Gas to supply the Ravva oil and gas field off the coast of Andhra Pradesh with HPHT wellhead technology, mudline systems, spare units and services for the field. “We see HPHT technology as a key for the next stage of development…

BP, RIL make KG D6 commitment

Feb 19, 2013

BP & RIL plan US$5 billion investment on KGD6KG D6 onshore facilities (Image: Niko Resources Ltd.)Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) and KG D6 block partner BP plan to invest US$5 billion in the deepwater gas development over the next three to five years…

WorleyParsons wins pre-FEED study

Jan 09, 2013

Study assesses FLNG project options off IndiaWorleyParsons has been awarded a significant pre-FEED study by the Andhra Pradesh Floating LNG Terminal developers, GDF SUEZ and Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation (APGDC). The pre…

Inpex ventures off India

Nov 06, 2012

Map of offshore block KG-DWN-2004/6 Inpex will return to India for the first time since 2008 after acquiring 26% interest in Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)'s deepwater play in the Bay of Bengal, the company announced on 5 November 2012…

Rahul Dhir steps down as MD and CEO of Cairn India

Oct 12, 2012

Rahul Dhir stepped down as MD and CEO of Cairn India, reportedly to pursue other business opportunities.

Steve Watson heads up EnerMech’s first office in India

Aug 17, 2012

Steve Watson is heading up EnerMech’s first office in India (see ‘Firms’) and will also serve as Mumbai-based country manager. He previously worked for Halliburton and managed pipeline and process projects in India for ONGC, Cairn Energy, Aker and Helix Energy Solutions.

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