Essar Projects has completed the Rs10.64bn ($191m) D1 development project located 200km off Mumbai, India, for the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

"The development and handover to ONGC is set to help increase the D1 field production to 35,000 barrels of oil each day."

Under the contract, Essar was directed to engineer, procure, construct, install and commission the three unmanned four-legged fixed Jacket SMART Platforms – D1B, D1C and D1D in water depths of approximately 90m.

The platforms were also connected to the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) through a pipeline end manifold (PLEM), through 30km subsea pipelines, which was also laid by Essar Projects.

The development and handover to ONGC is set to help increase the D1 field production to 35,000 barrels of oil each day.

Alwyn Bowden, Essar Projects president and CEO, said: "Executing the prestigious ONGC project on schedule was a strategic objective for Essar Projects Limited."

An Essar Offshore Subsea Limited-led consortium received the 24-month fast track contract in May 2010.

CUEL Yard in Laem Chabang, Thailand, fabricated jackets for each of the three platforms, while three decks were fabricated at the Profab Yard in Batam, Indonesia.