Shapoorji Pallonji, Bumi Armada build FPSO for ONGC
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Shapoorji Pallonji, Bumi Armada build FPSO for ONGC

Shapoorji Pallonji Oil & Gas, the only Indian specialist in building floating production storage and offloading units (FPSO) in the hydrocarbon industry, has built a unit for the Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to be deployed in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) Basin.

Named Armada Sterling V, the FPSO was built at the Sembcorp Shipyard in Singapore in association with Malaysia's Bumi Armada group. The company has a 70:30 joint venture with the Malaysian group.

This is Shapoorji Pallonji's fourth FPSO and its third unit for domestic waters, a company statement said. The vessel will be reaching domestic waters some time before December-end.

Armada Sterling V will be deployed in Cluster 2 of ONGC's KG98/2 Block off the Vizag coast, making it the state-owned explorer’s first deep-water development where it is investing over $5 billion, which includes an FPSO, a process platform and other facilities.

Production at Cluster 2 is expected to peak at around 16.5 million standard cubic metres of gas per day and 78,000 barrels of crude oil per day, which if achieved can reduce the country's annual crude oil import bill by $4.5 billion, the statement added. Armada Sterling V is designed for continuous operations up to wave heights of over 27 metres and has been engineered and delivered by a team of Indian engineers and project personnel. The vessel has a design life of 20 years without the need for dry docking, the company added.

See also:
Reliance’s MJ gas condensate field to begin output this year
OIL keen on petroleum mining lease in Jaisalmer, Bikaner


Shapoorji Pallonji Oil & Gas, the only Indian specialist in building floating production storage and offloading units (FPSO) in the hydrocarbon industry, has built a unit for the Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to be deployed in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) Basin. Named Armada Sterling V, the FPSO was built at the Sembcorp Shipyard in Singapore in association with Malaysia's Bumi Armada group. The company has a 70:30 joint venture with the Malaysian group. This is Shapoorji Pallonji's fourth FPSO and its third unit for domestic waters, a company statement said. The vessel will be reaching domestic waters some time before December-end. Armada Sterling V will be deployed in Cluster 2 of ONGC's KG98/2 Block off the Vizag coast, making it the state-owned explorer’s first deep-water development where it is investing over $5 billion, which includes an FPSO, a process platform and other facilities. Production at Cluster 2 is expected to peak at around 16.5 million standard cubic metres of gas per day and 78,000 barrels of crude oil per day, which if achieved can reduce the country's annual crude oil import bill by $4.5 billion, the statement added. Armada Sterling V is designed for continuous operations up to wave heights of over 27 metres and has been engineered and delivered by a team of Indian engineers and project personnel. The vessel has a design life of 20 years without the need for dry docking, the company added. See also: Reliance’s MJ gas condensate field to begin output this yearOIL keen on petroleum mining lease in Jaisalmer, Bikaner

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