ONGC plans to modernise 26 platforms off Mumbai

Vol 8, PW 9 (28 Jul 04) News in Brief

ONGC plans to modernise 26 well platforms in 12 producing fields in the western offshore.

Some of the platforms are old and have undergone wear and tear because of age, stress and climatic conditions, ONGC tells PETROWATCH. Nineteen platforms are at Mumbai High North; five at Mumbai High South and two are at Heera.

If these are to be used for another 25 to 30 years we need to check their operational suitability. An ONGC tender on 22nd July detailed the scope of work to include assessment and evaluation of damage to 26 wellhead and process platforms, damage to piping and vessels and survey of the helideck.

Interested companies will submit bids by 3rd August and a pre-bid meeting is scheduled in Mumbais Leela Kempinski hotel on 8th August. Development activities in the western offshore started two years after ONGCs Mumbai High discovery on 7th February 1974.