ONGC flags off its first Offshore Supply Vessel through JNPT
ED-Asset Manager, B&S Asset Suresh Jandial accompanied by Surface Manager, B&S Asset Balram Jatav, Head Nhava Supply Base 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. 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.