PSN Joins Forces with Cairn India to Develop Onshore Rajasthan Oilfields

Production Services Network (PSN) has secured a pre-operational support contract from Cairn India. PSN will develop a maintenance management system and procedures for Cairn India's oilfield development in Rajasthan.

The 18-month contract, based in Gurgaon, near Delhi, will focus on Cairn India's facilities at the Mangala Processing Terminal in Rajasthan, including all downstream activity from the wellhead to the delivery point. The three main fields in Rajasthan, Mangala, Bhagyam and Aishwariya have the potential to produce more than 20% of India's domestic crude production when it reaches plateau peak production of 175,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) in 2010.

Commenting on the deal, Alan Gordon, PSN Operations Director, Asia Pacific said, "India is a key market for PSN and this contract win will strengthen our presence in this exciting oil and gas territory. The contract is testament to our global experience and know-how and our ability to source professionals from across our network, creating teams of local and international specialists."

Rolf Stork, Cairn India, Director - Operations said, "As Cairn India prepares for oil production from the Rajasthan fields -- one of the largest onshore developments undertaken in India -- we are confident that PSN will be able to meet our requirement. We look forward to working with PSN, utilizing its network of professionals to develop the Mangala field, the first of many that Cairn India plans to bring on stream."