ONGC: Two gas, condensate projects press ahead in Arabian Sea

Natural gas and condensate production from two projects in the Arabian Sea off western India is expected to start later this year.

Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. (ONGC) said the Daman development project and the C-26 Cluster development project are expected to peak at about 11 million cu m/day of gas and 11,000 b/d of condensate (OGJ Online, Aug. 29, 2014).

The two projects include construction “in progress” of 10 wellhead platforms, one riser platform, and subsea pipelines. Drilling rigs have been “earmarked for” 36 wells.

ONGC said the projects will use processing and export facilities from the adjacent Tapti field. A Tapti asset transfer was signed Apr. 12 between ONGC and a joint venture, PMT, consisting of ONGC, 40%, British Gas, 30%, and Reliance Industries, 30%.

The asset transfer “is the first of its kind” in India’s upstream, ONGC said. Facilities no longer required by one E&P operator “can be optimally used by another operator to expedite the field development activities and also to reduce CAPEX burden.”

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