ONGC Videsh Limited (ONGC Videsh) – a wholly owned subsidiary of ONGC, the National Oil Company of India, announces the arrival of its first equity cargo of Das blend crude oil to New Mangalore. The Das blend crude oil originates from the Lower Zakum (LZ) oilfield in Abu Dhabi, which currently produces approximately 400,000 barrels per day. ONGC Videsh led Indian Consortium acquired 10% PI in Lower Zakum Concession through its Dutch Joint Venture Company- Falcon Oil & Gas BV. The Indian Consortium led by ONGC Videsh include BPRL and IOCL. Other shareholders in the LZ concession are ADNOC (60%), CNPC and JODCO (10% each) and TOTAL and ENI (5% each). It was the first time that Indian oil and gas companies have been given a stake in the development of Abu Dhabi’s hydrocarbon resources and the agreements were signed in Abu Dhabi on 10th February 2018 in the presence of Hon. Prime Minister of India. The commencement date of the concession agreement was from 9th March 2018 and is for a period of 40 years.