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Power Sector: Upcoming RFQs.  Latest technology to tackle problems faced in construction of transmission lines in the hilly regions: Know more.  JSPL shows up Rs 9983 cr revenue growth in Q3 2018.  GEECL declares its Raniganj field is worth $13.78 billion.  Big oil & gas companies sued: Case watched with much interest by industry.  OLAP-1 companies step up activity-I: Cairn meeting attended by 40 companies.  OLAP-1 companies step up activity-II: OIL pushes ahead.  Appointment of new brass in OVL: There is uncertainty ahead.  Banned firm's suit against ONGC over confiscation of performance bank guarantee: Find out what happened.  LOI awarded for $720 million contract: Why mounting a legal challenge against ONGC's L-1 candidate is never a good idea .  Gas price advantage.  Barauni expansion: Know more.  Waste to Energy Conversion: An emerging technology in the power sector.  Slide in oil prices: A re-run of 2015/2016 likely?.  ONGC's MOPU tender runs into trouble.  Infosys hires a first-rate oil & gas team.  Shapoorji-Pallonji: Is it getting too aggressive? .  Oilex vs GSPC Row: New twist.  Power Sector: Projects in pipeline.  Download Tenders and Newsclips.  

Power Sector: Upcoming RFQs

Nov 19: Project Name: Thermal Power Station Absorber System Package
8Project Cost: 520 crores
8Project Description: Owner has conducted a pre-bid for absorber system package in its 3000 MW thermal power complex. Major contenders have been shortlisted.
8Project Event: RFQ for the price bid of the absorber system package is expected in December 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Dec/2018
8Release Date: Dec/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019
8Completion Date: Q1:2020
Click here for more details

8Project Name: Super-critical Thermal Power Expansion Project
8Project Cost: 11000 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is conducting site survey activities for a 3x660 MW supercritical thermal power expansion project at its existing facility of 1000 MW power complex. Amendment in TOR has been granted. DPR will be prepared by using in-house resources. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for a NABET approved EIA consultant is expected by December 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2020
8RFQ Date: Dec/2018
8Release Date: Dec/2018
8Start Date: 2021
8Completion Date: 2026
Click here for more details
(You will be able to access the links here, only if you have a password to our sister site, www.energylineindia.com) Details

Latest technology to tackle problems faced in construction of transmission lines in the hilly regions: Know more

Nov 19: 8Transmission lines having a length of 5179 ckm have been commissioned during 2018-19.
8HPPTCL is the major developer of transmission lines for hydro projects in the hilly regions.
8Several issues among construction of lines, tower, and foundation designs, earthing, patrolling and inspection, and, a landslide is among the major constraints.
8Exchange of information on the latest art-of-technology is to be discussed to ensure better performance of the power system.
8Major power generators and transmission line companies are going to participate through this route.
Click on Reports for more.
Details

JSPL shows up Rs 9983 cr revenue growth in Q3 2018

Nov 19: 8JSPL has shown a sharp revenue growth of 63% in Q3 2018.
8Despite this growth, lower fulfillment of raw materials has laid down the EBIDTA/tonne during the quarter.
8Also, the captive power plant at Angul has shown a 10% increase in ramp-up.
8JSPL expects a potential increase of 82% in the coming year.
Click on Reports for more.
Details

GEECL declares its Raniganj field is worth $13.78 billion

Nov 16: Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd, which owns the Raniganj field has declared that it has CBM assets worth a whopping $13.78 billion
8How has the company suddenly arrive at such a large value?
8How does the economics work out here?
Click on Reports for more   Details

Big oil & gas companies sued: Case watched with much interest by industry

Nov 16: A court case filed in the US has accused the world's largest oil & gas companies of lying and manipulating data and facts and then indulging in activities which have lead to a sharp escalation in global greenhouse emissions is being viewed by much interest by the international community.
8This is a unique case is coming up for hearing soon.
Click on Reports for more Details

OLAP-1 companies step up activity-I: Cairn meeting attended by 40 companies

Nov 16: Companies who have bagged OLAP Round-1 are now actively exploring how to get ahead
8Of great interest is how Cairn India, now Vedanta, is pursuing the 41 blocks it had won during the round.
8It wants to bring in foreign partners but not before it does the basic homework
8There is a lot of activity currently going on with Vedanta's new blocks: a consultant has been appointed and discussions are currently taking place with up to 40 companies on the next move.
8Will Vedanta be as aggressive with OLPA-2 as well?
Click on Details for more on what is being planned. Details

OLAP-1 companies step up activity-II: OIL pushes ahead

Nov 16: 8Project Name: Oil Field Exploration under OLAP-I
8Project Cost: Rs 500 crore
8Project Description: Oil India Limited is planning to start exploration activities in its OLAP-1 block in western India. The company plans to carry out a 2D and 3D seismic survey of the block which is expected to start by Q2 2019. A Pre Qualification Meeting for the project is scheduled by 20 November. Exploratory drilling operations for the block are expected to start by 2022. Further RFQs are expected shortly.
8Project Event: RFP for hiring services for the 3D seismic survey is expected by December 2018.
RFQ for hiring consultant for data acquisition and analysis is expected by Q1 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2/2019
8RFQ Date: Dec/2018
8Release Date: Q1/2019
8Start Date: Q2/2019 
8Completion Date: Q4/2025
Click here for more details
   Details

Appointment of new brass in OVL: There is uncertainty ahead

Nov 16: It looks like the appointment of the new managing director and director operations in OVL may get stalled
8New appointees were meant to be in place early next year
Click on Details for more Details

Banned firm's suit against ONGC over confiscation of performance bank guarantee: Find out what happened

Nov 16: The bank guarantee encashment did not find any mention in the contract
8The multinational has therefore sued ONGC for encashing the bank guarantee
8Know more on what the court had to say
Click on Details for more Details

LOI awarded for $720 million contract: Why mounting a legal challenge against ONGC's L-1 candidate is never a good idea

Nov 16: Mounting a legal challenge after a tender is opened and an L-1 contractor is shortlisted by ONGC is almost always a fruitless exercise.
8This was what the L-2 consortium found out it to its chagrin when despite moving court, the tender was awarded to the L-1 contractor
8The LOI for the massive $720 million contract was issued by ONGC at dead of night, one week ago, with strict completion deadline.
Click on Details for more Details

Gas price advantage

Nov 16: Find out the competitive price advantage of gas (domestic and imported) compared to:
8Diesel
8Petrol
8Commercial LPG
8Domestic non-subsidized LPG
8Domestic LPG subsidized
8Fuel oil
8Industrial heading (using imported coal)
8Industrial heading (using domestic coal)
8Industrial heading (using lignite)
8Naphtha based fertilizers
8Naphtha based petrochemicals
Click on Reports for more Details

Barauni expansion: Know more

Nov 16: How many bidders have come in for the 3 MMTPA Barauni expansion project by IOC?
8Not many for the crude and vacuum distillation unit and the naphtha splitter package.
8Toyo is the consultant.
8There was a better response to the part-II of the tender
Click on Details for more Details

Waste to Energy Conversion: An emerging technology in the power sector

Nov 16: 8Solid wastes in India is expected to reach about 440,460 tonnes/day by the year 2026.
8NTPC now plans to set up 100 waste to energy pollution free plants at its existing thermal plant areas.
8As per CEA, capacity enhancement of about 1200 MW is planned by 2031 through this route..
8Technology analysis for the waste-to-energy conversion projects is carried here
Click on Reports for more.
Details

Slide in oil prices: A re-run of 2015/2016 likely?

Nov 16: The slide in crude oil prices can get the world back to a re-run of 2015/2016,
8This projection was led out a renowned research firm
8Find out how the dynamics have changed over a period of a few weeks
Click on Reports for more Details

ONGC's MOPU tender runs into trouble

Nov 16: ONGC has found the bid for a Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) for the Ratna field to be well above its reserve price
8Find out who the bidders were, how much did they quote and how far above the reserve prices these bids were
Click on Details for more Details

Infosys hires a first-rate oil & gas team

Nov 16: Infosys has hired a first-rate oil & gas team to push this segment of the business ahead
8It is working on a range of oil & gas products, all using the latest technological resources.
Click on Reports to know more Details

Shapoorji-Pallonji: Is it getting too aggressive?

Nov 16: Shapoorji Pallonji has always been a very aggressive player in the Indian offshore market.
8It has grabbed a big chunk of the $5 billion KG-DWN-98 contracts already
8But in yet another contract, involving an FPSO for the same block, its tie-up with Bumi Armada, and the subsequent march of events is raising eyebrows all around.
8This is going to be one contract that ONGC needs to be very careful about.
Click on Details for more Details

Oilex vs GSPC Row: New twist

Nov 16: It looks like GSPC is asking for more time to pay up its outstanding cash calls
8The court had ordered that  it pay up $1.1 million in cash and $3 million in bank guarantees to the court pending the outcome of an arbitration between the two parties
8GSPC is now asking for more time to pay up
Click on Details for more Details

Power Sector: Projects in pipeline

Nov 16: Project Name: Greenfield hydroelectric power project
8Project Cost: 1520 crores
8Project Description: Owner along with an EIA consultant is carrying out additional geotechnical investigations (drilling and drifting) in a 210 MW greenfield hydroelectric project.  MoEF recommended EC on March 2018, subject to e-flows being established. Meanwhile, memorandum of changes as per MOWR for amendment of TEC is pending at CEA. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for design, supply, erection, and commissioning of the main plant civil works is expected by the Q1 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Dec/2018
8RFQ Date: Q1:2019
8Release Date: Q1:2019
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2025
Click here for more details

8Project Name: Greenfield Supercritical Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 15000 crores
8Project Description: Owner is getting delayed in floating a detailed bid document for three steam boilers and steam turbine generators along with its auxiliaries in a 3000 MW super-critical thermal power project due to queries raised in the pre-bid meeting for on the technical configurations of the main power plant equipment. DPR work is underway. Meanwhile, the public hearing is expected to be conducted in the next 2-3 months. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: An Expression of Interest for the balance of plant package is expected by the Q1 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2019
8RFQ Date: Q1:2019
8Release Date: Q1:2019
8Start Date: 2021
8Completion Date: 2025
Click here for more details
(You will be able to access the links here, only if you have a password to our sister site, www.energylineindia.com) Details

Download Tenders and Newsclips

Nov 16: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Supply, Installation and AMC of bottom loading and Vapor Recovery arms, hoses and associated items Details
8Procurement of Crossovers of various sizes for WOS Section Details
8Hiring of Services for Production Testing Services for Work Over Jobs Details
8Supply of Chrome Free Deflocculant Details
8Hiring of CTU, Pumper and Nitrogen Services for a period of two and a half years Details
8Procurement of Centralizers Details
8Revamping of vapour extraction system and associated works Details
8Procurement of Valves for refinery Details
8Hiring of Engineering Consultancy Services for preparation of As-Built Drawings Details
8Supply and Commissioning of one number skid along with associated piping items Details
8Supply of High Speed Diesel Details
You can also click on Tenders for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8
GEECL plans to exploit shale worth $2.78 billion at its Raniganj (South) block Details
8Share market update: BSE Oil & Gas index dips; Petronet LNG down 3% Details
8Macron says agreed with Trump to pressure oil producers Details
8Petrol prices fall by 15 paise in Delhi, diesel less by 10 paise Details
8Citi says oil's record plunge is a `Made in America' phenomenon Details
8Russia's Putin: I discussed oil prices with Trump Details
8Montenegrin activists protest against Adriatic oil prospecting Details
8Head of Mexican oil industry regulator to step down Details
8Crude oil could drop below $50, warn analysts Details
8PM to lay foundation stone of CGD projects on November 22 Details
8Fall in global crude price may ease India’s import bill and inflation Details
8Pollution board plans complete ban on private cars except CNG ones in Delhi Details
8CNG, PNG coverage set to expand to 70% population Details
8Fitch keeps India's sovereign rating unchanged at 'BBB-' Details
8October trade deficit widens to $ 17.13 billion despite decline in gold imports Details
8Gas cylinder blast: Consumer commission directs IOCL, distributor to pay Rs 10 lakh Details
8PetroChina's gas marketing consolidation worries independent sellers Details
8IIT researchers devise programme to maximise LPG connections Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details

Power Sector: Upcoming RFQs

Nov 19: Project Name: Thermal Power Station Absorber System Package
8Project Cost: 520 crores
8Project Description: Owner has conducted a pre-bid for absorber system package in its 3000 MW thermal power complex. Major contenders have been shortlisted.
8Project Event: RFQ for the price bid of the absorber system package is expected in December 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: Q1:2018
8RFQ Date: Dec/2018
8Release Date: Dec/2018
8Start Date: Q2:2019
8Completion Date: Q1:2020
Click here for more details

8Project Name: Super-critical Thermal Power Expansion Project
8Project Cost: 11000 crores
8Project Description: Promoter is conducting site survey activities for a 3x660 MW supercritical thermal power expansion project at its existing facility of 1000 MW power complex. Amendment in TOR has been granted. DPR will be prepared by using in-house resources. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for a NABET approved EIA consultant is expected by December 2018.
8Expenditure Approval: 2020
8RFQ Date: Dec/2018
8Release Date: Dec/2018
8Start Date: 2021
8Completion Date: 2026
Click here for more details
(You will be able to access the links here, only if you have a password to our sister site, www.energylineindia.com) Details

Latest technology to tackle problems faced in construction of transmission lines in the hilly regions: Know more

Nov 19: 8Transmission lines having a length of 5179 ckm have been commissioned during 2018-19.
8HPPTCL is the major developer of transmission lines for hydro projects in the hilly regions.
8Several issues among construction of lines, tower, and foundation designs, earthing, patrolling and inspection, and, a landslide is among the major constraints.
8Exchange of information on the latest art-of-technology is to be discussed to ensure better performance of the power system.
8Major power generators and transmission line companies are going to participate through this route.
Click on Reports for more.
Details

JSPL shows up Rs 9983 cr revenue growth in Q3 2018

Nov 19: 8JSPL has shown a sharp revenue growth of 63% in Q3 2018.
8Despite this growth, lower fulfillment of raw materials has laid down the EBIDTA/tonne during the quarter.
8Also, the captive power plant at Angul has shown a 10% increase in ramp-up.
8JSPL expects a potential increase of 82% in the coming year.
Click on Reports for more.
Details

GEECL declares its Raniganj field is worth $13.78 billion

Nov 16: Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd, which owns the Raniganj field has declared that it has CBM assets worth a whopping $13.78 billion
8How has the company suddenly arrive at such a large value?
8How does the economics work out here?
Click on Reports for more   Details

Big oil & gas companies sued: Case watched with much interest by industry

Nov 16: A court case filed in the US has accused the world's largest oil & gas companies of lying and manipulating data and facts and then indulging in activities which have lead to a sharp escalation in global greenhouse emissions is being viewed by much interest by the international community.
8This is a unique case is coming up for hearing soon.
Click on Reports for more Details

OLAP-1 companies step up activity-I: Cairn meeting attended by 40 companies

Nov 16: Companies who have bagged OLAP Round-1 are now actively exploring how to get ahead
8Of great interest is how Cairn India, now Vedanta, is pursuing the 41 blocks it had won during the round.
8It wants to bring in foreign partners but not before it does the basic homework
8There is a lot of activity currently going on with Vedanta's new blocks: a consultant has been appointed and discussions are currently taking place with up to 40 companies on the next move.
8Will Vedanta be as aggressive with OLPA-2 as well?
Click on Details for more on what is being planned. Details

OLAP-1 companies step up activity-II: OIL pushes ahead

Nov 16: 8Project Name: Oil Field Exploration under OLAP-I
8Project Cost: Rs 500 crore
8Project Description: Oil India Limited is planning to start exploration activities in its OLAP-1 block in western India. The company plans to carry out a 2D and 3D seismic survey of the block which is expected to start by Q2 2019. A Pre Qualification Meeting for the project is scheduled by 20 November. Exploratory drilling operations for the block are expected to start by 2022. Further RFQs are expected shortly.
8Project Event: RFP for hiring services for the 3D seismic survey is expected by December 2018.
RFQ for hiring consultant for data acquisition and analysis is expected by Q1 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2/2019
8RFQ Date: Dec/2018
8Release Date: Q1/2019
8Start Date: Q2/2019 
8Completion Date: Q4/2025
Click here for more details
   Details

Appointment of new brass in OVL: There is uncertainty ahead

Nov 16: It looks like the appointment of the new managing director and director operations in OVL may get stalled
8New appointees were meant to be in place early next year
Click on Details for more Details

Banned firm's suit against ONGC over confiscation of performance bank guarantee: Find out what happened

Nov 16: The bank guarantee encashment did not find any mention in the contract
8The multinational has therefore sued ONGC for encashing the bank guarantee
8Know more on what the court had to say
Click on Details for more Details

LOI awarded for $720 million contract: Why mounting a legal challenge against ONGC's L-1 candidate is never a good idea

Nov 16: Mounting a legal challenge after a tender is opened and an L-1 contractor is shortlisted by ONGC is almost always a fruitless exercise.
8This was what the L-2 consortium found out it to its chagrin when despite moving court, the tender was awarded to the L-1 contractor
8The LOI for the massive $720 million contract was issued by ONGC at dead of night, one week ago, with strict completion deadline.
Click on Details for more Details

Gas price advantage

Nov 16: Find out the competitive price advantage of gas (domestic and imported) compared to:
8Diesel
8Petrol
8Commercial LPG
8Domestic non-subsidized LPG
8Domestic LPG subsidized
8Fuel oil
8Industrial heading (using imported coal)
8Industrial heading (using domestic coal)
8Industrial heading (using lignite)
8Naphtha based fertilizers
8Naphtha based petrochemicals
Click on Reports for more Details

Barauni expansion: Know more

Nov 16: How many bidders have come in for the 3 MMTPA Barauni expansion project by IOC?
8Not many for the crude and vacuum distillation unit and the naphtha splitter package.
8Toyo is the consultant.
8There was a better response to the part-II of the tender
Click on Details for more Details

Waste to Energy Conversion: An emerging technology in the power sector

Nov 16: 8Solid wastes in India is expected to reach about 440,460 tonnes/day by the year 2026.
8NTPC now plans to set up 100 waste to energy pollution free plants at its existing thermal plant areas.
8As per CEA, capacity enhancement of about 1200 MW is planned by 2031 through this route..
8Technology analysis for the waste-to-energy conversion projects is carried here
Click on Reports for more.
Details

Slide in oil prices: A re-run of 2015/2016 likely?

Nov 16: The slide in crude oil prices can get the world back to a re-run of 2015/2016,
8This projection was led out a renowned research firm
8Find out how the dynamics have changed over a period of a few weeks
Click on Reports for more Details

ONGC's MOPU tender runs into trouble

Nov 16: ONGC has found the bid for a Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU) for the Ratna field to be well above its reserve price
8Find out who the bidders were, how much did they quote and how far above the reserve prices these bids were
Click on Details for more Details

Infosys hires a first-rate oil & gas team

Nov 16: Infosys has hired a first-rate oil & gas team to push this segment of the business ahead
8It is working on a range of oil & gas products, all using the latest technological resources.
Click on Reports to know more Details

Shapoorji-Pallonji: Is it getting too aggressive?

Nov 16: Shapoorji Pallonji has always been a very aggressive player in the Indian offshore market.
8It has grabbed a big chunk of the $5 billion KG-DWN-98 contracts already
8But in yet another contract, involving an FPSO for the same block, its tie-up with Bumi Armada, and the subsequent march of events is raising eyebrows all around.
8This is going to be one contract that ONGC needs to be very careful about.
Click on Details for more Details

Oilex vs GSPC Row: New twist

Nov 16: It looks like GSPC is asking for more time to pay up its outstanding cash calls
8The court had ordered that  it pay up $1.1 million in cash and $3 million in bank guarantees to the court pending the outcome of an arbitration between the two parties
8GSPC is now asking for more time to pay up
Click on Details for more Details

Power Sector: Projects in pipeline

Nov 16: Project Name: Greenfield hydroelectric power project
8Project Cost: 1520 crores
8Project Description: Owner along with an EIA consultant is carrying out additional geotechnical investigations (drilling and drifting) in a 210 MW greenfield hydroelectric project.  MoEF recommended EC on March 2018, subject to e-flows being established. Meanwhile, memorandum of changes as per MOWR for amendment of TEC is pending at CEA. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: RFQ for design, supply, erection, and commissioning of the main plant civil works is expected by the Q1 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Dec/2018
8RFQ Date: Q1:2019
8Release Date: Q1:2019
8Start Date: 2020
8Completion Date: 2025
Click here for more details

8Project Name: Greenfield Supercritical Thermal Power Project
8Project Cost: 15000 crores
8Project Description: Owner is getting delayed in floating a detailed bid document for three steam boilers and steam turbine generators along with its auxiliaries in a 3000 MW super-critical thermal power project due to queries raised in the pre-bid meeting for on the technical configurations of the main power plant equipment. DPR work is underway. Meanwhile, the public hearing is expected to be conducted in the next 2-3 months. Further bids are expected soon.
8Project Event: An Expression of Interest for the balance of plant package is expected by the Q1 2019.
8Expenditure Approval: Q2:2019
8RFQ Date: Q1:2019
8Release Date: Q1:2019
8Start Date: 2021
8Completion Date: 2025
Click here for more details
(You will be able to access the links here, only if you have a password to our sister site, www.energylineindia.com) Details

Download Tenders and Newsclips

Nov 16: For reference purposes the website carries here the following tenders:
8
Supply, Installation and AMC of bottom loading and Vapor Recovery arms, hoses and associated items Details
8Procurement of Crossovers of various sizes for WOS Section Details
8Hiring of Services for Production Testing Services for Work Over Jobs Details
8Supply of Chrome Free Deflocculant Details
8Hiring of CTU, Pumper and Nitrogen Services for a period of two and a half years Details
8Procurement of Centralizers Details
8Revamping of vapour extraction system and associated works Details
8Procurement of Valves for refinery Details
8Hiring of Engineering Consultancy Services for preparation of As-Built Drawings Details
8Supply and Commissioning of one number skid along with associated piping items Details
8Supply of High Speed Diesel Details
You can also click on Tenders for more

For reference purposes the website carries here the following Newsclips:
8
GEECL plans to exploit shale worth $2.78 billion at its Raniganj (South) block Details
8Share market update: BSE Oil & Gas index dips; Petronet LNG down 3% Details
8Macron says agreed with Trump to pressure oil producers Details
8Petrol prices fall by 15 paise in Delhi, diesel less by 10 paise Details
8Citi says oil's record plunge is a `Made in America' phenomenon Details
8Russia's Putin: I discussed oil prices with Trump Details
8Montenegrin activists protest against Adriatic oil prospecting Details
8Head of Mexican oil industry regulator to step down Details
8Crude oil could drop below $50, warn analysts Details
8PM to lay foundation stone of CGD projects on November 22 Details
8Fall in global crude price may ease India’s import bill and inflation Details
8Pollution board plans complete ban on private cars except CNG ones in Delhi Details
8CNG, PNG coverage set to expand to 70% population Details
8Fitch keeps India's sovereign rating unchanged at 'BBB-' Details
8October trade deficit widens to $ 17.13 billion despite decline in gold imports Details
8Gas cylinder blast: Consumer commission directs IOCL, distributor to pay Rs 10 lakh Details
8PetroChina's gas marketing consolidation worries independent sellers Details
8IIT researchers devise programme to maximise LPG connections Details
You can also click on Newsclips for more  
Details
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