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ONGC awards contract for its deepwater project

Oct 04, 2018
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India’s state-controlled Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has awarded its largest single subsea contract to a consortium of McDermott, Baker Hughes, a GE company and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for its deepwater project, the development of block DWN-98/2 in the Krishna Godavari basin.

The integrated subsea package includes the supply of all subsea production systems (SPS), including 34 deepwater trees, and the installation of subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF) at a water depth of between 300 meters and 3,200 meters.

The subsea award represents the largest single subsea contract awarded by ONGC. Delivery is scheduled for 2020 for the gas system and 2021 for the oil system. 

BHGE will provide all of the subsea hardware as well as pre-commissioning services, and McDermott will bring its specialised fleet of pipelay and construction vessels and engineering, procurement, construction and installation capabilities.

“Today’s award represents an important milestone in support of ONGC and India’s commitment to help reach its energy potential.  Built on a unique successful partnership model with McDermott and LTHE, the project will deliver leading technologies to ONGC across a full subsea scope,” said Neil Saunders, president & CEO, Oilfield Equipment, BHGE.

“The consortium will provide an integrated solution that not only takes full advantage of the international expertise brought by BHGE and McDermott, but provides a key made-in-India element by LTHE that represents local capabilities as well,” said Ian Prescott, McDermott senior vice president for Asia Pacific.

BHGE’s scope will include subsea hardware including trees, manifolds, controls, connection systems, SPS installation tools and services, as well as flexible risers and flowlines, umbilical and topside controls. BHGE will also provide the pre-commissioning services for additional phases of the project. The project will leverage BHGE’s existing footprint in Kakinada for ongoing services.

McDermott will be responsible for transportation and installation of SURF and SPS facilities using its engineering and other key resources in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Chennai, India as well as its installation assets Derrick Barge 30, Lay Vessel North Ocean 105 and Lay Vessel 108.

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