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54 employees test positive, ONGC halts operations at two drilling rigs

A company official said work stopped temporarily only at two rigs and the remaining 34 in the offshore were operational. He added there was no impact on the company's production.

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ONGC | Coronavirus | crude oil production

Shine Jacob  |  New Delhi 



A company official said work stopped temporarily only at two rigs and the remaining 34 in the offshore were operational. He added there was no impact on the company’s production.
ONGC employee bodies had reportedly alleged that the infection was spreading due to lack of proper guidelines. During the lockdown, its staff in Mumbai offshore fields were working continuously for five weeks.

State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has halted operations at two drilling rigs in Western Coast, following the death of an employee and another 54 testing positive for (Covid-19). The two rigs are in two of the most lucrative assets of the company — Mumbai High and Bassein.

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First Published: Mon, June 22 2020. 21:20 IST

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