ONGC Plans to Modernize 26 Platforms Off Mumbai

ONGC plans to modernize 26 well platforms in 12 producing fields located offshore western India. "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 July 22nd 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 August 3rd and a pre-bid meeting is scheduled in Mumbai's Leela Kempinski hotel on August 8th.

Development activities off the western coast started two years after ONGC's Mumbai High discovery on February 7, 1974.

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