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ONGC halts operations at two rigs in Arabian Sea as Covid-19 strikes

As many as 54 offshore employees tested positive for coronavirus and one died

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The suspension of operations at the drilling rig has not impacted production and the company continues to produce 170,000 barrels per day Photo: Reuters

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State-owned ONGC has temporarily suspended operations at two drilling rigs in the Arabian Sea after 54 employees tested positive for coronavirus and one died but the oil and gas production has not been impacted.
Operations at two rigs operating in the firm's prime Mumbai High and Bassein fields off the west coast were temporarily suspended after the company's testing rigour detected coronavirus positive cases, officials said.
As many as 54 offshore employees tested positive for coronavirus and one died.
The suspension of operations at the drilling rig has not impacted production and the company continues to produce 1,70,000 barrels per day (bpd) of

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First Published: Jun 22 2020 | 8:37 PM IST

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