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LNG fights a losing battle in India as taxes weigh on demand

A province governed by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 13 years is impeding his plans to promote clean energy.

JDR wins major umbilical contract for India's western offshore project

JDR, a supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a major steel tube umbilical contract by Cameron Ltd, on behalf of operator ONGC, for the 11 wells of western offshore project.

India taps newcomers to unlock $7-billion oil and gas assets

India approved awarding rights for 31 small discovered oil and gas fields in its first auction in six years, entrusting most of these to new entrants as it seeks to boost local production.

India plans merger of state-run firms to create oil giant

India is planning to create a state-owned oil giant through mergers to match the might of international companies and billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd.

Proserv secures new contracts, establishes new bases

Proserv has already secured new contracts worth more than $12 million so far this year and has revealed plans for further international growth with new bases in Saudi Arabia and India.

India’s top oil producer spends $1.2 billion to buy gas block

India’s biggest oil and gas producer will pay as much as $1.2 billion to buy a majority stake in a gas field off the country’s east coast, aiming to boost production as the country seeks to cut energy imports.

CGG/Sercel sells four 508XT acquisition systems to Indian seismic companies

CGG announced that its equipment business, Sercel, has delivered four of its new-generation 508XT land acquisition systems to two seismic companies recently awarded survey work in India by ONGC and Oil India, as part of a new national seismic program commissioned by the Indian government.

Realtor turns oil producer as India eyes domestic production boost

A drugmaker, a real estate developer and an edible oil company are among firms answering India’s call to tap undeveloped oil fields and become the newest explorers in the world’s fastest-growing energy consumer.

Oil India Limited signs MOU with University of Houston to increase production

Oil India Limited (OIL), an upstream oil and gas public sector utility, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Houston (UH), with the intent of augmenting its reserves base and maximizing recovery from its aging oilfields.

Scots university to propose skills training framework for India’s subsea sector

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been awarded funding from the UK government to establish a sustainable training framework for the Indian energy sector with a focus on accelerating subsea skills development.

Expro awarded $30-million production contract in India

Expro has been awarded a contract worth over $30 million with the Hindustan Oil Exploration Company (HOEC) for Dirok gas field in India.

ONGC’s profit falls 21% as oil prices slump, output drops

Oil & Natural Gas Corp.’s (ONGC) quarterly profit declined 21% as oil prices slumped and output fell.

World’s biggest crude buyers make cuts the oil giants won’t

As the world’s biggest crude producers stop short of taking action to address the global oversupply, output cuts by their largest customers are helping to mop up the glut.

Oil India opens new office in Houston

Despite the oil industry slowdown, international oil companies are adding their presence in the city that still remains the energy capital of the world. The latest is Oil India Limited, India’s second largest public sector company after ONGC.

GE to support ONGC’s exploratory campaign offshore India

GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a multi-million-dollar Frame Agreement by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), India’s largest E&P company. Under the agreement, GE will provide an estimated 55 subsea wellheads (SG5) over next three years for the operator’s offshore drilling campaign, in shallow to medium waters offshore India.

India seeking merger model for possible state oil champion

India is open to discussing a merger of some of its state-run oil producers and refiners to create a larger, stronger national firm, according to the country’s oil minister.

Large deposits of potentially producible gas hydrate found in Indian Ocean

The USGS has assisted the government of India in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate in the Bay of Bengal. This is the first discovery of its kind in the Indian Ocean that has the potential to be producible.

Expro secures major well testing contract in India

Expro has been awarded new contracts from India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC).

Fugro awarded geotechnical site investigation contract by ONGC India

Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical site investigation contract by ONGC India for the KG-DWN-98/2 project on the East Coast of India.

India demand surge overtakes LNG otherwise meant for Europe

India’s burgeoning demand for liquefied natural gas is dictating how many tankers make it to Europe, the world’s dumping ground for the fuel.