Punj Lloyd Group, an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) conglomerate, today reported obtaining an offshore project in Bombay High, Mumbai from ONGC. The project, worth USD 97.3 million, is scheduled for commissioning in May, 2013.
Commenting on this development, Mr PK Gupta – Director, Punj Lloyd, said, “We are happy to receive this repeat contract from ONGC. With our expertise of both offshore pipelines and platforms, coupled with our self owned pipe lay barges, we are confident of delivering this project to our clients’ satisfaction”.
The scope of work for the project entails surveys, designing, engineering, procurement, fabrication, anti-corrosion and weight coating, load out, tie down/sea fastening, tow-out/sai!-out, transportation, installation of 122 km of submarine pipeline (dia ranging from 8″-14″)’. risers and l/J tubes, modifications on existing facilities, hook-up, and testing. It would also include commissioning of laying rigid submarine pipelines in six segments for oif & gas, sub-sea tie-in ICP at Heera trunk line and topside modifications at BBP and BCPA2 Complex in B&S field.
ONGC intends to develop the WO-16 cluster field located South East of SH process complex of Mumbai High Field in water depth of 75 to 80m. Well fluid gathered at WO-16 from WO-5, WO-15 and B-119/121 well heads will be sent to MOPU (Sagar Samrat modified as a Mobile Offshore Processing Unit) for initial 6 years starting from 2013 to 2019 to handle the produced oil and gas.
For ONGC, Punj Lloyd has executed two offshore pipelines projects – the Uran Trombay Gas Pipeline and the Uran Trombay Jawahardweep Pipeline, 20″ and 36″ dia respectively and prestigious Heera Redevelopment Project comprising 4 Wellhead Platforms, SPM & Offshore Pipelines (57 km rigid + 10 km flexible pipeline + composite cable). Other than its offshore pipeline work in India, Punj Lloyd also laid the Panaran Pemping Gas Pipeline and Phase 8 & 9 of the Tunu Field Development project of Indonesia.
Punj Lioyd has an experience of execution of the complex Heera Redevelopment Project in Mumbai for ONGC; Betara and South Utility Platforms in Indonesia and PCF (platform compressor facilities) in Thailand. The company’s barges, Kuber and Mahesh I, with their sophisticated navigation, communication and accommodation facilities and pipelaying equipment have been our key assets in the successful delivery of these complex offshore jobs.
Bombay High is an offshore oilfield 160 kilometres (99 mi) off the coast of Mumbai (Bombay), India. The oil operations are run by India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
The field was discovered by a Russian and Indian oil exploration team operating from the seismic exploration vessel Academic Arkhangelsky during mapping of the Gulf of Khambhat (earlier Cambay) in 1964-67.
Offshore Energy Today Staff , November 28, 2011; Image: Punj Lloyd