TENDER FOR UMRAT ON BOMBAY OFFSHORE

Vol 2, PW 24 (23 Dec 98) News in Brief
     

ONGC is in the process of floating a tender for an offshore 3D survey of Umrat, off the coast of Alibag in Maharashtra, 150-km south of Bombay.

The tender is expected to be floated by February 1999 and survey work is scheduled to begin the following winter. Umrat is an offshore exploration concession.

A past 2D survey done there by ONGC showed enough promise to warrant a revisit to the area. Meanwhile, a source at ONGCs Mumbai Regional Business Centre confirms that a 3D survey of the South Bassein gasfield undertaken by Western Geophysical should be complete by the end of January 1999.