India offshore cluster project delayed by MOPU issues

ONGC has awarded a new contract for commissioning of a mobile offshore production unit for oil production from the WO-16 cluster of fields offshore India.

Nov 19th, 2018

Offshore staff

NEW DELHI, IndiaONGC has awarded a new contract for commissioning of a mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) for oil production from the WO-16 cluster of fields offshore India.

The drilling rigSagar Samrat was undergoing conversion to a MOPU for this purpose with commissioning scheduled for the start of the 2019 financial year. However, the contractor failed to deliver with a subsequent loss of production, so ONGC decided to terminate the contract and issued a new one which involves commissioning the MOPU by next March.

All 15 wells have been completed at the WO-16 cluster and will be put on production once the MOPU is commissioned.

ONGC’s gas production rose by around 3% in H1 2019 compared to the previous period in 2018, and should rise further on completion of theDaman development project in India’s Western Offshore region, helped by a further increase from the VA-S1 field in the Eastern Offshore.

In addition, the company has discovered oil and gas in the KG Shallow Offshore permit off eastern India with exploratory well GS-29-15.

During testing of an interval in the Godavari clay formation of Pliocene age, the well flowed 864 b/d of oil and 15,815 cu m/d (558,501 cu ft/d) of gas.

11/19/2018

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