Hyderabad based MEIL’s Hydrocarbon division made an extraordinary beginning in the field. It has completed and commissioned many projects in the last financial year. Oil storage tanks, Gas based power generation units, Gas processing units, Pipeline projects and city gas distribution projects were taken up and completed most of them. MEIL’s Hydrocarbon division also has had a presence in the global market by execution projects in Kuwait and Jordan. It also expands to Singapore, Bangladesh.
It has commissioned Gas Turbine in Power generation and energy solutions at Arab Potash Company (APC), Jordan. This 54-megawatt gas-based power plant commissioned in the month of October 2018 and running successfully. This project includes Engineering, supply, erection and commissioning of the Gas turbine of 54 MW capacity, Heat recovery steam generator, step-up transformer of 80 MVA. Another global project by MEIL’s Hydrocarbons division is at Al-Zour project for KIPIC, Kuwait. This order is aimed at the construction of 66 storage tanks of capacity ranging from 60M dia to 78M dia which involves the structural quantity of 70,000 MT. “MEIL mobilised 3000 manpower to Kuwait for this project. Most of the construction of the tank completed and Hydro test is in process. The project expected to be completed by December 2019. MEIL received Appreciation Certificate from KIPIC for achieving 10 Million safe man-hours work.” Said P.Rajesh Reddy, Vice-President, Hydrocarbons division of MEIL
RGT in record time
Gas processing plant with 90 MMSCMD capacity at Rageswari, Rajasthan constructed and commissioned within a span of just 7 months. This project is awarded by Cairn in the month of August 2018. MEIL mobilized its resources in the same month and started execution works immediately because of the fast-track nature of the project. The team took up the challenge on war-footing and began working 24 hours a day on the civil, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation aspects of the project. The project commissioning works started in March 2019. Explaining reasons to this achievement Mr P.Rajesh Reddy, Vice-President said that “After deploying close to one a half lakh man days, MEIL successfully completed the project with world-class quality standards and zero incidents. The project is the first of its kind to be built in a record period of six months. Due to this unparalleled achievement, MEIL proved its mettle once again and has risen to the position of a leading player in the international hydrocarbons industry.”
Pipeline replacement projects
ONGC awarded pipeline replacement project to MEIL. Six pipeline replacements Geleki, Assam and five pipeline replacement project in South Santal to Becharji. The first project involves 5 oil segments about 128.3 km and One Gas pipeline of 16.5km. These pipeline replacements are aimed at increasing operational efficiency of ONGC. MEIL laid 3 segments 48.3km of pipeline in 2017 and the balance pipeline segments of 91.62km in 2018 which are in use by ONGC.
Assam Renewal Project
ONGC awarded the Assam renewal project involves revamping and optimizing 21 existing ageing infrastructure to 9 new integrated complex’s, to mitigate maintenance, operational problems and environmentally friendly infrastructure fully compliant to statutory requirements for the production of balance recoverable reserve of Oil and Gas in North East region for at least next 25 years. As a part revamping of Assam Lakhmani Field, MEIL commissioned Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP), Water Injection Plant (WIP) and Group Gathering Station V (GGS V) installed in 2018.
Upgradation of firefighting
ONGC’s Mehsana Asset’s four installations firefighting system up-gradation project also bagged by MEIL. According to MB Lal committee recommendation, to ensure an effective fire protection system at 4 installations in Mehasana, Gujarat. Out of 4 installations, MEIL completed 2 installations and balance 2 installation is in an advanced stage of commissioning and will complete by July 2019
City Gas Distribution (CGD)
MEIL visualized and has undertaken the project of natural gas supply for Domestic, Commercial, Industrial and transport sector in South India. MEIL got approval from Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) to distribute natural gas in 16 districts – among them, 14 districts are in AP & Telangana, and 2 districts are in Karnataka.
Presently, MEIL has created a network for the distribution of natural gas to consumers under the brand name ‘Megha Gas’ for domestic, commercial, industrial, & automobile sectors in Krishna, Tumkur, Belgaum districts. Soon, MEIL is creating a network in 13 Telangana districts.
Until now, MEIL has laid a pipeline of length 360 km. In the future, MEIL is planning to lay pipelines of about 900 Km in AP, Telangana, & Karnataka. The nature of business is mainly divided into Piped Natural Gas (PNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). PNG, the gas which is directly supplied to domestic, commercial and industrial consumers through the pipeline. CNG is used by the transportation sector.
On shore Gas Fields
With a view to developing Gas Grid Networks in AP & Telangana, MEIL has strategically secured Onshore Gas fields from ONGC in the regions of Nagayalanka and West Penugonda. Gas evacuation from these fields will account to around 130000 SCM per day. For this purpose, MEIL had installed mechanical refrigeration units procured from the USA, compressors, & other mechanical packages. MEIL has already commissioned the Nagayalanka Field and currently supplying Natural Gas to PNG customers in and around Krishna District. MEIL also intend to supply the natural gas through cascades to industrial establishments in Telangana as well. MEIL is geared to start operations in other regions once approvals received from ONGC for the West Penugonda field.