SMNG has signed a contract for seismic exploration offshore India

Mumbai, India, January 20, 2020. JSC Severmorneftegeofizika and the Indian state oil and gas corporation ONGC have signed a contract for 2D and 3D offshore seismic surveys on the Indian continental shelf.

The SMNG technical and commercial proposal was again recognized as the best according to the results of the tender held by ONGC at the end of 2019.

“Winning the ONGC tender has once again demonstrated high competence of our marine seismic survey, which competes in the global market,” - said Sergey Gorkov, CEO and Chairman of the ROSGEO. - “The ONGC contract is the largest foreign contract in the history of the ROSGEO, which is of particular importance in the implementation of our strategy to increase the share of foreign contracts to 30% of the company's income.”

Currently being prepared for seismic data acquisition, which is planned to begin in early February 2020. Research vessel "Akademik Primakov" will be used to perform work.

Seismic surveys will be carried out in three areas, which is geologically highly prospective zones of the Mumbai oil and gas basin. Geographically, one of the survey location is in the Gulf of Cambay in the Arabian Sea: one is located on the northern coast of the bay south of the city of Mahuva, another on the west of the cities of Mumbai and Tarapur.

SMNG is the largest marine geophysical company in Russia. The company has a history since 1979. Using advanced technologies and modern equipment, SMNG provides a wide range of services worldwide, carrying out 2D / 3D marine seismic surveys, digital processing of seismic data and a complex interpretation of geological and geophysical materials.