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Blackford Dolphin Scoops $154M Drilling Contract with Oil India

Mar 15, 2024

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling has secured a $154 million drilling contract from Oil India for its Blackford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig.Under the terms of the final agreement, Dolphin Drilling will deploy the Blackford Dolphin semi-submersible drilling rig to support Oil India's exploration and development activities with operations planned to start in the second half of 2024…

China, India Boost Seaborne Thermal Coal Imports as Power Demand Surges

Apr 02, 2024

China and India lifted imports of seaborne thermal coal to three-month highs in March as the world's two biggest buyers took advantage of lower international prices of the fuel to meet strong domestic power demand.China, the world's biggest coal producer and importer…

QatarEnergy and Petronet Sign 20-Year LNG Supply Deal for India

Feb 06, 2024

QatarEnergy has entered into a 20-year sale and purchase agreement with Petronet LNG for the supply of 7.5 million tons per annum (MTPA) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) destined to the Republic of India.Pursuant the terms of the sale and purchase agreement (SPA)…

India to Become Main Driver of Incremental Oil Use by 2030

Jan 23, 2024

India's petroleum consumption climbed to a new record last year and the country is on course to overtake China as the primary driver of incremental oil consumption before 2030.Urbanisation, industrialisation and the growth of the middle class…

Indian Refiners to Ask for Extra Saudi Oil After Sharp Price Cut

Jan 09, 2024

Two Indian state refiners are seeking to boost imports of Saudi crude oil after the kingdom cut the official selling price of its key export grade for February to the lowest in 27 months, company sources said.Indian Oil Corp, the country's top refiner…

McDermott Secures 'Large' Offshore Project Contract in India

Nov 07, 2023

Offshore transportation and installation contractor McDermott said Tuesday it had won a 'large' transportation and installation contract with India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for the KG-DWN-98/2 development project, located off the east coast of India…

Dolphin Drilling Wins Letter of Award for Offshore Drilling Project in India

Oct 19, 2023

Offshore drilling contractor Dolphin Drilling said Thursday it had received a Letter of Award (LOA) for a drilling campaign from Oil India Limited for a 14-month firm period, with another 7-month extension option.This follows Dolphin Drilling's mid-September announcement…

India Diesel Exports to Singapore Set for Highs in August

Aug 24, 2023

India's diesel exports to Singapore are set to hit a 19-month high in August and exceed 330,000 metric tons, boosted by cheaper freight costs and low inventories in the Asian oil hub, traders and analysts said.The country's exports of the fuel for August to Europe…

India: BP and RIL Bring MJ Offshore Field Online

Jun 30, 2023

UK-based oil major BP, and India's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)  on Friday confirmed the start of production from the MJ field offshore India, following testing and commissioning activities. The MJ field represents the last of three major…

Will India's New Wind-energy Push Make Green Jobs Fly?

Jun 15, 2023

As a child, Nandha Kishore S.R. was fascinated by the wind turbine installed at a wind energy institute near his home in southern India and dreamt of one day operating such equipment.Years later, the engineering graduate trained at the same institute in Chennai and started working in the sector…

India and China Snapping Up Russian Oil Above Price Cap

Apr 18, 2023

India and China have snapped up the vast majority of Russian oil so far in April at prices above the Western price cap of $60 per barrel, according to traders and Reuters calculations.That means the Kremlin is enjoying stronger revenues despite…

India Bans Oil Tankers, Bulk Carriers Older than 25 Years

Feb 28, 2023

India has withdrawn trading licenses for oil tankers and bulk carriers that are more than 25 years old, its shipping regulator said, as the world's third-largest greenhouse gas emitter looks to cut emissions and reduce the average age of its fleet…

Guyana Eyes Offshore Oil, Gas Blocks Award to Indian Companies in Gov't Deals

Jan 12, 2023

Guyana is looking at awarding oil and gas exploration blocks to Indian companies as part of a broader hydrocarbon cooperation it is negotiating with India, the South American nation's president said on Thursday.Guyana, home to one of the largest oil discoveries in the last decade…

ONGC Names Rawat as Director of Exploration

Jan 03, 2023

India's national oil company ONGC has appointed Sushma Rawat as Director of Exploration. She prevciously served as Executive Director-Basin Manager, Assam & Assam Arakan.She takes over the reins as Director of Exploration from Rajesh Kumar Srivastava…

Japan's MOL, India's GAIL Sign Charter Deal for Newbuild LNG Carrier

Dec 21, 2022

Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and India's state-run GAIL have signed a time charter contract for a newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, and for joint ownership of an existing LNG carrier. The newbuild vessel will be built by South…

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