ONGC seismic pre-bid tenders

Vol 18, PW 18 (07 May 15) News in Brief

ONGC is planning a pre-bid meeting in Mumbai on (Friday) May 8 for its tender to shoot Transition Zone-Ocean Bottom Cable/Ocean Bottom Node (TZ-OBC/OBN) 3D across 652-sq km in the KG basin and 1500-sq km in the Tapti-Daman area of the western offshore.

Russian companies SMNG-Center and YMG in addition to Fugro and CGG joint venture Geokinetics, Seabed Geosolutions, FairfieldNodal and WesternGeco are believed to have submitted EoIs by May 5 in response to ONGC'S notice inviting EoIs on April 24. ONGC wants work completed from November 2015 to May 2016.

ONGC also issued a notice inviting EoIs on April 30 to shoot and process 370-sq km conventional 3D in the KG basin and 3915-sq km 3D in the western offshore between October 2015 and May 2016 using a minimum six-streamer vessel. ONGC will hold the pre-bid on May 14.

As ONGC wants broadband processing, only PGS, WesternGeco, CGGVeritas and Dolphin Geophysical are likely to bid