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Shri Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates ONGC’s Odisha office in Bhubaneswar

Dated: May 11,2015 05:26:34 PM

With grand inauguration of ONGC office at Bhubaneswar today ( May 10,2015 ) by the Honourable Minister of State (Independent Charge), MoP&NG, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan , ONGC is making a new beginning in field of exploration  of energy resources in the new frontiers of a resurgent State of Odisha.

As per preliminary estimates, Odisha has significant hydrocarbon resources, especially gas reserves in the offshore area. ONGC is soon going to do onshore 2D seismic survey which will establish the potential of resources in mainland Odisha.

Today ONGC is one of India’s most valuable companies and continues to fuel the nation on its path to prosperity and strives for the nation’s energy security.

Adding another chapter to its glorious journey, the energy major takes new steps into the state of Odisha – the land endowed with natural resources and rich cultural heritage.

ONGC, has been engaged in exploration in Mahanadi offshore area – both shallow and deep water area in the coast of the State of Odisha since the inception of NELP (New Exploration Licensing Policy) regime in 1999.

Dignitaries on dais: (L-R) Basin Manager (MBA) A V Sathe, Director HR D D Misra,
MoS (I/C) P&NG Dharmendra Pradhan, CMD D K Sarraf and Director (Exploration) A K Dwivedi

ONGC made the first hydrocarbon discovery in the Mahanadi Basin in the well MDW – 2A (water depth: 987 m) in its  NELP-II block, MN-OSN-2000/2 in the year 2006 and, thereafter, in the well MDW-10 in the same block in 2010. ONGC made another discovery in 2007  in the NELP-I block, MN-DWN-98/3.

So far in totality, ONGC has drilled 26 wells in the deep-water and 3 wells in the shallow water in the Mahanadi offshore area. 

ONGC is in the process of identifying the technology - path which will enable exploiting the established reserve economically.

The office set-up at Bhubaneswar has been established aiming to furher boost the exploratory activities in the Mahanadi offshore area.

ONGC will be partnering the modern resurgent Odisha. Proud days await to directly and actively partner the people of Odisha  in  efforts to secure National energy needs.


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