ONGC hires gas hydrate offshore research vessel

The Oil and Natural Gas Commission of India has contracted the research vessel Chikyu from Japan Drilling Co. Ltd. to explore offshore India in the Krishna-Godavari and Mahanadi areas for gas hydrates.

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MUMBAI, India– The Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India has contracted the research vessel Chikyu from Japan Drilling Co. Ltd. to explore offshore India in the Krishna-Godavari and Mahanadi areas for gas hydrates.

India’s Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Oil India Ltd., GAIL (India) Ltd., and scientific institutions such as the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the National Institute of Ocean Technology, and the National Geophysical Research Institute are working withJapan and US researchers to develop commercial gas hydrate production.

06/29/2015

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