India’s L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) has secured a Rs27bn ($427m) offshore contract for the Bassein development project of state-run hydrocarbons explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

L&T’s subsidiary won the contract in an international competitive bidding, and as part of the contract the company will provide engineering, procurement, construction and installation services to the project.

The company will build one new process platform with gas processing and compression facilities, with one nine-slot well head platform also built.

"The offshore project is part of ONGC’s strategy to improve the field life, while increasing recovery of Bassein gas field."

In addition, work will also include topside modification on existing platforms, associated subsea pipelines and one living quarter platform in the Bassein Field in western offshore basin of the country.

According to L&T, the offshore project is part of ONGC’s strategy to improve the field life, while increasing recovery of Bassein gas field.

The project is slated for completion by December 2017.

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The field is expected to produce 19.56bcm of gas, 1.97 million cubic metres of condensate and 1.83Mmt of oil up to 2027-28.

Located along the west coast of India shallow water, the Bassein project lies 70m water deep in the Arabian Sea.

The field gas field stands 80km north-west of Mumbai city in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

L&T combines engineering, procurement, fast-track project management and fabrication sea installation capabilities to provide complete EPCI solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry.