B-80 is a discovered small field in the western offshore of India. The field was awarded in the DSF Round – I to the Joint Venture between HOEC and Adhboot Estates Private Limited, with HOEC as the operator. B-80 was the first offshore field to have its Field Development Plan approved from the DSF Round – I.
This field would be HOEC’s first foray into the prestigious Mumbai offshore basin. The project involves drilling two new wells, processing the oil/gas through a Mobile Offshore Processing Unit (MOPU), and transporting the processed oil/gas through sub-sea pipelines to the landfall point. Sub-sea lines laid from the MOPU will be connected to existing ONGC pipelines. The oil so produced is proposed to be taken to the Uran Plant, and the natural gas produced is proposed to be taken to the Hazira Plant.
Currently, HOEC is identifying and securing tangibles for drilling of the two well program, and identifying suitable partners to execute the drilling campaign. A jack-up rig has been identified and acquired, and will be converted into a MOPU. Contracts for conversion of top-sides, geotech and pipeline route surveys are in advanced stages of close-out.
The project is on track for delivery of “First Oil” by June 2020.