A Colombian Media Team tasted the first-hand experience of ONGC’s operational excellence and expertize in heavy oil production on 28 October 2015 in the field installations of Mehsana.
They were accorded a warm welcome by ED-Asset Manager Mr Utpal Bora, who organized a presentation on Enhanced oil Recovery (EOR) system for them. Colombia needs suitable technology for heavy oil extraction and it is well known that ONGC Mehsana has the required EOR expertise to do the same.
Later, the Media team visited the Santhal (Main) plant, which is famous for EOR application and a well, from which oil is produced through EOR system.
The media team was so pleased with the visit at the highest producing onshore that they commented, “Great experience. We have learnt a lot about your technology. Hope, we can show it to the people in Colombia, so that they can know your work and how experience making easier the oil production in the world.”
The Columbian media team visited ONGC Mehsana under the aegis of ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL). The media representatives from Columbia, Ms Lillian Marino, Ms Elsa Maria and Mr Edmar Tovar, all of whom are associated with influential media houses of the oil-rich country of South America, werebeing guided in India by Mr N.S. Phukon, GGM – Country Manager, OVL Columbia.
The media team is hosted by Mansarovar Energy Columbia Ltd (MECL),which is a 50:50 joint Venture between ONGC Amazon Alaknanda Limited established by OVL from India and Sinopec international petroleum E&P Hong Kong Overseas Ltd.
MECL is the operator with 50% participation in Nare association Columbia’s National oil Company.
With a view to strengthen MECL’s image and credibility as a company with skills, capabilities and strong shareholder’s support, the Board members of MECL have advised to adopt a strategic communication plan.
It is extremely important for MECL to project itself through linking with the media for strategic business growth highlighting its operational excellence and expertise in heavy oil business. The media in Columbia has a strong influence on the decision making process.
MECL, therefore, proposed a visit of media delegates to India for first hand familiarization by visiting ONGC’s production fields/ installations with a view to showcase ONGC’s strength and report back the same to Columbian Media.