Reversing declining production in ONGC’s Western Offshore fields ///

Declining production is a natural phenomenon in most mature oil and gas fields worldwide. It is a source of much concern to the producer, especially if the affected fields had once been prolific and contributed a large part of the country’s production. India’s most prolific field, Bombay High, now known as Mumbai High, had started production on May 21, 1976. Over the next 39 years, it had been ONGC’s milch cow. The production reached its peak in 1998, when the field produced 150 MMbbl, amounting to a majority of India’s total domestic crude oil output.

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