DEHRADUN, India–ONGC plans to redevelop its offshore field Mumbai High (North), which will lead to an incremental gain of 7 MM metric tons (7.7 MM tons) of crude oil and 5.253 bcm (1.86 MMcf) of gas by 2030. This project is designed to carry forward the success of the previous two editions of redevelopment projects and give a new lease of life to the field.
The project will involve the installation of five well platforms, one clamp-on facility for wells at an existing platform, associated pipelines and modifications at 13 platforms, drilling of 52 new wells, and 24 side track wells. The facility parts under the project are scheduled to be installed by April 2016, while drilling of wells and the overall project completion is scheduled for May 2017.
The strategy of this Mumbai High North redevelopment scheme includes opportunities for further development of LI, LII, S1, and other minor reservoirs, along with the major LIII reservoir.
ONGC also reports a new pool discovery at exploratory well Gandhar 699. This new pool discovery in GS-6B sand in the southwestern part of Gandhar field opens up the sector for further field growth.