Cairn taps Mustang for Mangala work in India

Jan. 27, 2006
A Cairn Energy unit let a contract to Mustang Engineering for FEED verification and detail EPC management services for the Mangala production facility to be built in western India.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 27 -- A unit of Cairn Energy PLC, UK, has let a multimillion dollar contract to Mustang Engineering, a subsidiary of John Wood Group PLC, for front-end engineering design verification, detail engineering, procurement, and construction management services for the 150,000 b/d Mangala production facility to be located in the Rajasthan Desert in western India (see map, OGJ, Jan. 23, 2006, p. 35).

The facility will include water treatment and injection, gas production, power generation, fluid gathering and treatment, and crude oil export.

The project's flow assurance work will be provided by Multiphase Solutions Inc., another Wood Group company. Mustang was to sign an agreement with L&T Valdel in Bangalore, India, for detailed engineering support.

Participants in the Mangala field project are Cairn Energy with 70% interest and India's Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. with 30%.