ONGC ‘Sagar Samrat’ begins Oil and Gas manufacturing in Arabian Sea

ONGC ‘Sagar Samrat’ begins Oil and Gas manufacturing in Arabian Sea

by admin- Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 04:00:40 PM


The iconic offshore drilling Rig of ONGC ‘Sagar Samrat’ has been commissioned as a Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) on 23 December 2022. Sagar Samrat
MOPU will take care of up to 20,000 barrels in keeping with day of crude oil, with a most export gasoline capacity of two.36 million cubic meters in line with day and is anticipated to feature 6000 bbls/day of oil to ONGC’s production in the coming days. The first oil from WO-sixteen cluster flowed into the processing gadget of MOPU and dispatch to onshore terminal commenced.

WO-sixteen is a cluster of 4 marginal fields within the Arabian Sea at a water intensity of seventy five-80 m and one hundred thirty km from Mumbai which is about forty km from the Mumbai High.
Since, no close by facility exists to provide from this subject, it changed into deliberate to install a MOPU for manufacturing, processing and transportation of oil and fuel from WO-16 Cluster.

The task to convert Jack-up rig Sagar Samrat into a MOPU became awarded to a Consortium of Mercator Oil & Gas Ltd, Mercator Offshore (P) Ltd and Gulf Piping
Company (GPC) on terrorist organization 2011. After several hurdles just like the prison demanding situations and Covid-19, the MOPU became transported to India, on a Heavy Lift
Vessel and submit statutory clearances, efficaciously installed close to the WO-16 wellhead platform on 16 April 2022.

The Sagar Samrat conversion task is one of the maximum complicated initiatives achieved by means of ONGC. The MOPU stands tall in the Arabian Sea, as a sworn statement, to narrate the testimonies of several difficult decisions taken at some point of its execution and the first-rate stakeholder consultation by way of ONGC which subsequently yielded consequences.

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