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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…

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…

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…

India to open bid round

May 24, 2016

The government of India is launching a small field bidding round this week that consists of 67 discovered small fields in 46 shallow water, deepwater, and onshore contract areas. The Discovered Small Field Bidding Round – 2016 will be launched tomorrow…

JDR inks Vashishta subsea work off India

May 24, 2016

UK supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables JDR has been awarded a contract by GE Oil & Gas, on behalf of operator ONGC, for the Vashishta and S1 development project, offshore India. The Vashishta and S1 fields are in the KG Basin…

India to auction 67 fields

May 11, 2016

India will auction 67 small oil and gas fields on 25 May that will test some of the key policy changes introduced by the government in the upstream sector, local media The Economic Times reported. The fields previously held by ONGC and…

Deepwater India drilling on cards

Apr 22, 2016

Transocean has listed one rig as held for sale and inked three new contracts, including a new contract for its Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 ultra deepwater drillship, currently based offshore east India.   The rate for the vessel is undisclosed…

Fugro inks India ROV gig

Apr 13, 2016

India’s Oil & Natural Gas (ONGC) has awarded Fugro a contract for the provision of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services on board the drillship Sagar Vijay, off the east coast of India. Under the contract, Fugro will provide support for deepwater drilling operations in depths up to 900m…

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…

EMGS announces India work

Nov 05, 2015

A letter of award has been announced and signed by Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS), worth approximately US$15.3 million, with a repeat customer in India. The survey, which is located off the eastern coast of India, is expected to start in early January 2016 by the vessel BOA Thalassa…

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