Essar Oilfield Services India Ltd's ( EOSIL) Mobile Drilling Rig MR01 has successfully culminated one and half year exploratory and appraisal drilling campaign in Block CB-ONN-2010/8 in Cambay Basin, Gujarat for Bharat Petro Resources Ltd. (BPRL), wholly owned subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL).
This was the maiden drilling campaign for BPRL independently as an Operator, for drilling of four exploratory wells, two appraisal wells and testing and completion of three wells with contract value of Rs 36 Crores. The campaign resulted in significant oil shows in two wells which will be further appraised by BPRL in future. The CEO of BPRL has congratulated EOSIL and Rig MR01 team on the successful completion of the drilling campaign and appreciated the disciplined operations carried out by the team.
MR01 Rig was upgraded with some state of the art equipment viz Top drive which resulted in substantial time and cost savings for the client. The rig was commissioned at substantially reduced capex as against the bid estimates while maintaining the highest standards in operations and safety.
MR01 was originally a 1000 HP Cabbot Corporation Rig modified with Honghua API 4F compliant Mast, substructure and carrier in 2014. This Rig has been engaged with various oil companies since 2007 and the conclusion of the BPRL contract marks the completion of an impressive 1703 days of operation without LTI (Lost Time Incident).
Prior to the recently finished BPRL campaign, MR01 has executed the following contracts:
- Executed projects for Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. by drilling 6 nos. wells
- Work-over rig services contract with BG Shirke at Rajahmundry.
- Executed India’s first Shale Gas Project as a part of Schlumberger IPM for ONGC. Provided Drilling & Yard Management services in Jharkhand and West Bengal.
- Drilled Oil & Gas wells in Mehsana and CBM wells in Raniganj blocks of Essar Oil.
HSE has been an integral part of our rig operations and a robust Essar Rig Operations Management System (EROMS) has been employed to empower every person on the rig to enforce a culture of safety by employing unique safety features such as rigorous HSE Induction Program, comprehensive training program called the “Essar Rig Pass Program”, education on Essar’s safety standards and policies, Time out For Safety (TOFS) program and the HAZ ID Program
Commenting on the achievement Rajeev Nayyer, CEO, Essar Oilfield Services India Ltd said “The dedication of the team is really commendable. We have gone through some tough times, different clients and geographies, but have always kept the Essar flag flying high”.
EOSIL has deployed three rigs in the past one and half years with external clients like Hindustan Oil Exploration Corporation (HOEC), Oil India and Bharat PetroResources and three Schramm rigs which are deployed as per requirement of Essar Oil Ltd. Essar’s development drilling campaign for HOEC in Upper Assam for the Dirok gas field is already projected to be a turnaround for HOEC. The exploratory drilling campaign for Oil India in Andhra Pradesh is also likely for extension for one year after October 2017, which is the current contract expiry.