Expro to build production handling facility for offshore unit in India

Expro has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by Hindustan Oil Exploration Company (HOEC) in Mumbai, India.

Expro said on Monday that the seven-year contract will include the build, maintenance, and operation of a production handling facility on a mobile offshore production unit (MOPU) as well as all topside processing equipment.

The bespoke build will be fast tracked with a scheduled delivery of eight months and the MOPU will produce oil and gas from the B-80 field located offshore India.

Mrinal Vohra, Expro’s Region Vice President of Asia Pacific, said: “The award of this contract, coupled with our strong track record of operational performance and delivery to date, further enhances our long-standing relationship with HOEC and we look forward to maintaining these high standards as we move into our new contract with them.”

P Elango, Managing Director for HOEC, said: “HOEC is delighted to partner with Expro to build, operate and maintain the oil and gas processing plant, which will be part of the Mobile Offshore Production Unit that will produce the first oil from B-80 Field located in Western Offshore.

“This follows the recent success of a modular gas processing plant that Expro built, installed, commissioned and currently maintains for HOEC in the Dirok gas field in Assam, north east of India. The plant recently achieved a milestone of 365 days without any down time or lost time incident (LTI).”

HOEC submitted its field development plan (FDP) for offshore block B-80 to the country’s Directorate General of Hydrocarbon (DGH) in November 2017.

Development of this discovered field will be executed in two phases. Under phase – 1, two new offshore wells will be drilled, a mobile offshore process unit will be installed and the processed oil and gas will be transported by connecting to nearby oil and gas pipelines of ONGC for delivery to customers at an estimated capital investment of about $43 million over a period of 30 months.

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