Malaysia-based international offshore energy facilities and services provider Bumi Armada Berhad announced that its joint-venture company Shapoorji Pallonji Bumi Armada Godavari Private Limited (SPBAG) has received a Notification of Award (NOA) from India’s state-owned oil company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) for the charter hire and operations of a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO). SPBAG is a 30:70 joint venture between Bumi Armada and Shapoorji Pallonji Oil & Gas Private Limited of India (SPOGPL). The FPSO will operate in the ONGC NELP Block DWN 98/2 Development Cluster-II field, located off the west coast of Kakinada, India. The Contract is for a fixed period of nine years, valued at approximately USD2.1 billion. ONGC has the option to extend the Contract for up to seven years, on an annual basis and if fully exercised, the extensions would be worth approximately USD655 million. Commenting on the NOA, Mr. Leon Harland, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, said, “This is a very positive result for Bumi Armada. We are extremely proud that our JV with SPOGPL has been awarded our third FPSO project with ONGC. The JV with SPOGPL has been a very successful partnership, this being our third FPSO project together in India and fourth in total. I would like to personally thank everyone involved in securing this project. This is a positive result for the Group and the project will add value to Bumi Armada going forward.”
(Source: Bumi Armada)