Oil and gas production in the Arabian Sea begins with ONGC’s “Sagar Samrat”.

The historic offshore drilling rig “Sagar Samrat” owned by the state-run ONGC now serves as a mobile production unit and began operations last month, the company announced on Tuesday.

The rig, which had passed its expiration date, was renovated into a mobile offshore production unit (MOPU), which can bring oil and gas discovered beneath the seabed to the surface.

Sagar Samrat is a 1973-era jack-up drilling rig. In 1974, Mumbai High, the largest oil field in India, was found thanks in large part to the rig.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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