JDR receives umbilical contract for offshore wells in India


Subsea umbilicals and power cables firm JDR has received a major steel tube umbilical contract from Cameron for the 11 wells of Western Offshore project in India.

Cameron awarded this contract to JDR on behalf of operator ONGC.

The development includes subsea completion of 11 oil and gas wells located at ONGC’s Western Offshore fields in India, under Mumbai High, Bassein & Satellite, and Neelam & Heera assets.

These 11 wells are located at an infield location or in an extension of existing fields that includes marginal pools, which will be connected to the nearest host facility, in water depths of as far as 100m.

JDR sales director oil and gas Carl Pilmer said: “We are extremely proud to be awarded this complex umbilical work scope, which highlights our world-leading expertise in the supply of specialist umbilicals and cables to the offshore energy industry.

“Our proposal included a combination of steel tube and hybrid umbilicals, providing the optimal solution to connect these subsea assets offshore India.”

JDR will be involved with the project management, engineering and manufacture of 11 umbilicals that will have a combined length of more than 53km.

Under the contract, JDR will also deliver subsea terminations and accessories.

JDR CEO David Currie said: “Our expert people and track record of technology leadership and reliability, have been essential to securing this project. We are delighted to be supporting Cameron and ONGC on this major subsea project.”

JDR will manufacture the umbilicals at its Hartlepool facility in the UK. The company will use the helical assembly machine to develop the umbilicals.

The umbilicals are expected to be delivered in the last quarter of this year.


Image: ONGC oil and gas processing platform in Mumbai High. Photo: courtesy of Nandu Chitnis from Pune, India/ Wikipedia.