Hardy wants ROV for PY-3 inspection

Vol 20, PW 11 (23 Feb 17) News in Brief

Hardy Oil & Gas needs a Remotely Operated Vehicle to comply with safety regulations and inspect shut-in wells at the eastern offshore shallow water PY-3 field.

Last week Hardy began talking to prospective bidders. Among the companies who might be interested are Fugro, Oceaneering, Chennai-based Avian Aerospace, Mumbai-based Solas Modu Marine and Delhi-based LMS Technologies.

PY-3 has been shut since July 2011 after the DGH blocked the renewal of Hardy's contract with Aban Offshore for floating production unit Tahara. Hardy now wants four PY-3 wells inspected in line with Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) regulations.

Also to be inspected are subsea pipelines. "Hardy says the assignment will take two weeks," says a source.

"Two days for each well plus some days for subsea facilities. It wants a lump-sum quote plus a day rate for work that spills over." Hardy wants this inspection completed before September when the cyclone season sets in.

Some estimate the contract is worth $500,000 including mobilisation and demobilisation charges.