Cambay sub-asset revives 18 wells

Vol 19, PW 7 (03 Dec 15) News in Brief

ONGC's tiny Cambay sub-asset, famous as the home of India’s first Lunej-1 oil well is preparing to increase oil and gas production by using 'smart' technologies to revive sick wells.

PETROWATCH learns ONGC issued a Rs5.3cr ($800,000) tender end-November to restore sick wells over the course of one year at 18 sites in central Gujarat’s Anand district: AVAI, AVDA, CKAI, CKAJ, PDAO, PDDF, PDEA, PDEB,PDED, SSAE, SWDA, SWDB, VDAE, VDAG, VSAE, SSAG, KTAH and PDEI. Mumbai-based Hamex Engineering confirms it is likely to send in a bid by the December 14 deadline.

“We are interested in this tender as we have the necessary experience,” says a Hamex source. Other likely bidders include usual suspects Schlumberger and Halliburton as well as hitherto unknown Nigeria-based Oildata Wireline Services.

ONGC has targeted production of 210,000 tonnes (1.5m barrels) of oil and 6.04m cubic metres of gas from the Cambay sub-asset in the 2015-16 fiscal year.