ONGC awards Baker Hughes deepwater drilling, evaluation contract

Offshore staff

HOUSTON-- Oil and Natural Gas Corp. of India has awarded Baker Hughes a five-year contract to provide drilling and evaluation services and to manage third-party services for the Platinum Explorer drillship.

Baker Hughes will supply directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling, logging-while-drilling, surface logging services, drilling fluids, liner hangers, cementing and coring services. Also, Baker Hughes will manage third-party services for air and sea logistics, the onshore base, and wellheads.

Vantage Drilling’s Platinum Explorer drillship is capable of drilling high-pressure, high- temperature wells in water depths up to 10,000 ft (3,048 m).

ONGC contributes about 75% of India’s oil production and 54% of the country’s gas production.


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