The exploration giant ONGC TripuraAsset today ruled out any plan of shifting its forward baseoffice from the state to Assam.
The management has decided to further expand the activities in the state. Refuting the recent media report regarding shifting of ONGCbase office to Cachar in South Assam, an ONGC release said it will employ additionalresources to take care of thrust in exploration activities in Tripura. "Presently, ONGC is deploying three drilling rigs exclusively for drilling operations in eastern part of Tripura i.e. Khubal, Manu and Dhalai areas, and additionally a work station has already beenestablished in Agartala, " it said adding, '' In ONGC set up, a basin isresponsible for exploration activities to find more oil & gas reserves,while an asset takes care of producing from the oil /gas reservoirs. ''
The exploration activities in the entire northeast are beingmonitored by Assam and Assam Arakkan Basin operating from Jorhat through fourforward base offices situated at Nazira, Agartala, Jorhat and Cachar. The forward base offices at Nazira and Agartala are mainlyresponsible for technical coordination jobs in exploration activities inassociation with respective assets (Assam Asset from Nazira and Tripura Assetfrom Agartala), where the Assets take care of land acquisition, civil works,drilling, production and supply operations, while the forward base offices at Jorhat and Cachar have been directly responsible for all the exploration drilling activities and testingoperations for reserve accretion. In its continuous effort to enhance gas productionin the state and to supply all the consumers on sustainable basis, ONGC TripuraAsset has taken lot of initiatives for augmenting its resources and expandingits operational activities across the state. ONGC has more than doubled its production from 6,450 lakhcubic mt in 2012-13 to 13,820 lakh cubic mt in 2016-17, presentlysupplying to 45 lakh cubic mt gas per day.
As part of enhancing drilling activities, the rig fleet has been increased from three rigs in 2015-16 to seven rigs in 2016-17 with one more rig under tendering stage, the statement added With the addition of these rigs, the number of wellsdrilled in the state has gone up from 10 -12 wells in 2015-16 to 15 wells in2016-17 and it has further planned to drillup to 22 wells per year in the next three years, said ONGC Tripura Asset Chief S C Soni. UNI BB SJC
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