ED-Asset Manager, B&S Asset Mr Suresh Jandial accompanied by Surface Manager, B&S Asset Mr Balram Jatav, Head Nhava Supply Base Mr SK Tewari, Head Nhava Operation, Project Manager and key members of Panna-Mukta Takeover Project (PMTOP) flagged off the offshore supply vessel Albatross-5 carrying cargo for Panna platform from the Shallow Berth jetty number 1 (SB-1) of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT). With this small step initiated by the Panna-Mukta Takeover Project (PMTOP) team ONGC’s Offshore Logistics operation took a giant leap in terms of opening up of a new and alternate supply base for Western Offshore operations.
Pursuant to the directives of the MoP&NG, Panna-Mukta has come back to ONGC after 25 years. Bassein & Satellite Asset has taken over complete control of operation and maintenance of the fields and facilities including inventory of onshore spares, well core samples, and movable and immovable assets etc. w.e.f. 22 December 2019.
Earlier, Director (Offshore) appointed a High Level Committee (HLC) comprised of seven Key Executives to guide the Team PMTOP for a smooth takeover of Panna-Mukta fields and asset. HLC advised to retain the Shore base warehouse of PMT JV as well as the Shore base operation through JNPT port. The pragmatic and visionary EC of ONGC could see an opportunity in this tactical move which would catalyze the face-lifting of Nhava Supply Base (NSB) as well as bring in a new dimension in offshore logistics operation with the help of this alternate supply channel which would usher in improved overall productivity in western offshore.
The shore base of PMT JV has been rechristened as Bassein & Satellite Supply Base or BSSB. This is a compact warehouse equipped with modern technologies and facilities, located about 20 Km away from NSB. ONGC Infocom quickly connected BSSB with broadband, provided computers and paraphernalia and installed SAP to operationalize ONGC’s inventory management system. Three officials were posted by B&S Asset to supervise the operation.
The shore base premises have been taken on lease and the operation would be managed by an agency- M/s AllCargo. The multi-layered computerized storage system, battery driven ultra-modern fork-lifts, the safety system, the security system, round the clock well-equipped ambulance with paramedic, the hygienic small canteen facility and above all the modern inventory management and warehousing system in BSSB could be a model warehouse to be replicated elsewhere.
PMTOP Team also went a step ahead to retain the properly licensed ultra-modern Chemical Storage facility of AllCargo where chemicals could be stored safely, properly and within the appropriate thermal ambience. ED-Asset Manager, B&S Asset visited and inspected the BSSB as well as the Chemical Warehouse on 9 January 2020
The HLC met on 10 January 2020 to review the post-takeover status of Panna Mukta. They were delighted to note that the takeover was smooth, the field was put on production within less than 18 hours of takeover from the JV, and that the production today is even little higher than the average production by JV just before the handing over. ONGC team took over 63 producing wells from JV, and has already revived one well taking the total to 64. Average production is more than 10,100 bopd and 4.3 mmscmd gas. It has also brought in greater operational efficiency in few areas of operation- like lesser glycol consumption per unit of gas produced.
Team B&S Asset expresses its sincere gratitude to EC/ EPC members and HLC members for extending all timely supports to make the Panna-Mukta Takeover Project a success.