Essar Projects hands over D1 development project to ONGC

Essar Projects Limited today said it had completed and handed over the Rs1064-crore D1 development project 200km off Mumbai to ONGC, facilitating the public sector oil giant's scaling up of D1 field production to 35,000 barrel of oil per day.

The largest offshore project executed by Essar Projects Limited envisaged installation of three offshore platforms, layingof subsea pipelines to connect the three platforms to the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) through a 'pipeline end manifold' (PLEM).

All new platforms, the PLEM and the existing D1 Platform will be connected with a network of subsea rigid and flexible pipelines and composite cables totalling about 14.5km.

Essar Projects Limited completed the project, awarded in May 2010 to the Essar Offshore Subsea Limited- led consortium on a fast-track basis within 24 months.

The scope of the work included  engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of the three unmanned four-legged fixed Jacket SMART Platforms – D1B, D1C & D1D in water depths of approximately 90 meters.

"Setting up a benchmark in its safety standards and impressive HSE record, Essar Projects Limited did not experience a single LTI though a cumulative man-hour in excess of 5.2 million was registered," Essar Projects said in a statement.