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Assam Asset celebrates
turnaround after quarter a century
12 April, 2011
The Assam Asset of ONGC has been able
to accomplish all its targets related to production in the
fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, a feat that the Asset has
achieved after 25 years. MMT for the FY 2011 whereas gas
production remained at 435.38 MMSCM against the target of
The gas sales target however has been
overachieved by 107 per cent at 235.16 MMSCM against the
target of 220.00.
Incidentally, the Gas sales target has been overachieved
consecutively for the last five years. The Gas Production and
Sales in this part of the country is affected due to
non-availability of cross-country gas grid, lack of consumers
and isolated/remote pockets of gas availability. Nazira and
Jorhat sectors have individually achieved the gas sales
Led by the ED Asset Manager Dr. PSV Rao, the Asset has
conquered the long elusive oil production target in this Asset
in spite of the prolonged Monsoon, constrained tanker
movements due to local environment issues, extremely cold and
Captive Power Generation also touched a new high with the
generation of 81944 MWH which is 19 % above the plan figures.
The equipment availability at CPP was 98.8%. Oil gain from
Workover of the wells contributed more than its envisaged
share in the production.
Success stories on the march to target achievement included
the commissioning of two new modern Group Gathering Stations
at Rudrasagar and commissioning of 12 gas line from Lakhmani
GGS-V to Lakwa GCP (approx. 11 KM).
Surface and Engineering Services
Teams worked in perfect unison to achieve these landmarks.
Support from Finance, Materials Management, HR and other
services kept the various support lines running and
To meet the challenges of the flow assurance during the cold
winters, extensive efforts were made to inject Pour Point
Depressants (PPDs) at well-sites, pipelines and into the well
bores. Heating arrangements at the well heads were made
utilizing the redundant equipment in the installations. These
ensured that the production was least affected due to the
severe winter in this part of the country. Successful efforts
were made to improve the quantity and quality of the injected
water particularly in Geleki. Current injection rates in
Geleki are above 5000 scmd of water.
Facilities Engineering Group (FEG) made great efforts and
achieved some landmarks during the year. Water injection was
started at Changmaigaon and Borholla for the first time.
Engineering Resources Group (ERG) made it sure that the supply
lines for the spares, chemicals and other necessities were
kept open to meet all the requirements of the Team Surface.
Jorhat faced crippling stoppages of tanker movement due to
contract issues and local environment issues which were
amicably tackled by the Asset with active support from the
Assam & Assam Arakan Basin, Jorhat.
Nothing is complete without the mention of the Health Safety &
Environment (HSE) Department who were virtually on their toes
during the year with various audits, safety checks, trainings,
mock-drills, etc to keep the operations including man, machine
and environment safe. The help from other Assets like Tripura
in the form of chemicals, natural gas condensate etc. came in
handy in maintaining the production.
On the way during this journey, the Asset revisited the place
from where it had all started, i.e., Rudrasagar #1 the first
oil well of Assam Asset. Asset celebrated the 50 years of this
Towards the end of the financial year, Assam Asset came
forward and accepted the challenge given to it by the
Government of India for immediate taking over of the
operatorship of Amguri fields from the erstwhile operator M/s
Canoro Resources Limited. Amguri field is now producing about
50000 scmd of gas.
The Asset is showing signs of a grand turnaround to regain the
lost glory of about two and half decades back when it produced
Speaking on the achievements, Dr. P.S.V. Rao, ED-Asset Manager
said I would like to attribute this achievement on the
tremendous team efforts, which worked in tandem with a sole
mission That we have to achieve all targets.
He has also mentioned about the performance of drilling
services despite several constraints.
This is a great pleasure and a matter of pride, that the
Drilling Services has drilled 36 wells, which is a remarkable
record in the last 16 years. He added.