Libya (1 project)
Contract Area 43
Contract Area 43 is located in Cyrenaica Offshore Basin of Libya and consists of four blocks spread over an area of 7449 Sq. Km. with water depth ranging from 20 to 2200 meters. ONGC Videsh acquired 100% stake in exploratory block Contract Area 43 on 17.04.2007.
Mozambique (1 Project)
Rovuma Area-1 Offshore
Rovuma Area-1 Offshore Mozambique is part of the Rovuma Basin, which is located in the northern part of Mozambique offshore and is one of the largest natural gas discoveries in recent times. The water depth in the block ranges from 500 to 2000 meters. The gas discoveries include Prosperidade (which straddles the adjoining Area 4’s Mamba field), Golfinho-Atum, Tubarao, Tubarao Tigre and Orca.
ONGC Videsh has 16% PI in the project. 6% PI was acquired on 07.01.2014 through acquisition of 60% stake in BREML, which holds 10% PI in Area-I; OIL holds the remaining 40% stake in BREML. 10% direct PI was acquired by ONGC Videsh on 28.02.2014. The current Consortium partners are: Anadarko-26.5% (Operator), Mitsui-20%, BPRL-10%, PTTEP-8.5%, BREML-10% (ONGC Videsh-6% & OIL-4%), ONGC Videsh-10% and ENH-15%.
Namibia (1 project)
Petroleum Exploration License 0037 covers 17295 Sq. Km. in water depths extending from 100 to 1500 meters in the Walvis Basin offshore northern Namibia. ONGC Videsh has acquired 30% PI in Namibia PEL 0037 for Blocks 2112A, 2012B and from Tullow Namibia Limited (Tullow), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tullow Oil plc, in October’2017. Tullow with remaining 35% PI continue to remain the operator of the License. Pancontinental Namibia (Pty) Limited with 30% PI and Paragon Oil and Gas (Pty) Limited with 5% PI are other partners in the License.
South Sudan (2 projects)
The project was acquired before the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in March, 2003 and consisted of the upstream assets of on-land Blocks 1, 2 & 4. Block 1, 2 & 4, collectively known as Greater Nile Oil Project (GNOP), initially consisted of an area of 49,500 Sq. Km. in the prolific Muglad basin about 780 kms in the South-West of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Upon secession of South Sudan from Sudan, Blocks 2A, 2B & 4N are in Sudan and Blocks 1A, 1B as well as 4S are in South Sudan. ONGC Videsh holds 25% PI in GPOC, other partners in the project are CNPC (40%), Petronas (30%) and Nilepet (5%). The Project is jointly operated by all partners through a Joint Operating Company ‘Great Pioneer Operating Company’ (GPOC).
SPOC (Block 5A)
Block 5A is located in the prolific Muglad basin and spread over an area of about 20,917 Sq. Km. ONGC Videsh acquired 24.125% stake in the block in September’2003. Other partners in the block are Petronas with 67.875% PI &Nilepet with 8% PI. The block is jointly operated by all partners through a Joint Operating Company-SUDD Petroleum Operating Company (SPOC).