As one of the leading players in the hydrocarbon sector, the MEIL has rebuilt and modernised the exploration, storage and transportation system of the ONGC’s four-decade-old onshore Assam asset, also known as the Assam Renewal Project (ARP). The company commissioned the facilities of separation, gas dehydration, gas compression, power generation, effluent treatment and storage tanks, and pipeline network.
The company reconstructed and laid 500-km of oil, effluent, gas and water injection pipelines to pumping and group gathering stations and other stations. At Lakwa, besides Group Gathering Center (GGS), the company constructed 90-km of pipelines. The GGS consists of separators segregating gas, diesel, and byproducts from the crude oil extracted from oil wells.
The new system minimises the need for human intervention and reduces the carbon footprint of the asset by a significant percentage. In addition, it also ensures sustainable production for the oil explorer in the coming five to six decades. Crude oil production is likely to increase from 1.4MTPA to 2.5MTPA.
The storage and supply structures built by the MEIL will improve the efficiency of gas supply to captive power plants by 60 percent. In addition, the distance of the pipelines supplying crude oil, effluent, gas and water injection was reduced to 560 km from the earlier 800-km, reducing operational costs.
Using advanced engineering techniques, the MEIL has ensured that the ARP is future-ready and its prospect in oil and gas production is secured.