September 6, 2008 business-standard.com/india
GAIL India plans petrochem project in Colombia Gas Authority of India Ltd
GAIL India, India’s largest gas marketer and transporter, today said it wanted to set up a ‘mega’ petrochemical plant in Colombia and may bring Reliance Industries (RIL), with whom the state-run firm already has an agreement to put up production facility overseas, as joint venture partner.
2007/12/22 インドのReliance とGAIL、共同で海外での石油化学事業を検討
“We want to set up a petrochemical plant and a gas pipeline network in Colombia,” said GAIL Chairman and Managing Director UD Choubey. However, the proposal is only at an initial planning stage and details regarding production capacity, investment and time frame have not been worked out yet.
Colombia’s Minister of Energy and Mines Hernan Martinez Torres, who is in India on an official visit, said there had been no formal expressions of interest from GAIL or Reliance as yet, but they were looking forward to Indian participation in industrial development of Colombia. The country is growing at around 7 per cent per year.
At present, the South American country has no petrochemical production facility. Columbia produces around 600,000 barrels of oil per day ? around half of India’s daily consumption ? and it exports half of it.
ONGC’s interest in Colombian fields
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) Chairman and Managing Director RS Sharma said the company, through its overseas arm ONGC Videsh (OVL), was seeking more oil and gas blocks in Colombia. The company, he said, would participate in the latest round of auction there. Colombia is offering 43 blocks in the auction, which is likely to close in November.
Colombia is open to giving some oil and gas exploration blocks on a nomination basis to interested companies, according to Torres. “We have earmarked a few areas for auction, while some other for nomination,” he said.
OVL already has a 50 per cent stake in a Colombian oil block which produces 25,000 barrels per day. The remaining stake is held by Chinese company Sinopec. The block is operated by a company called Mansarovar. The block was earlier operated by Omimex de Colombia which was later acquired by OVL and Sinopec jointly.
OVL also has stake in three other exploration blocks in the country.
OVL in a consortium with SINOPEC has acquired Omimex de Colombia on 20th September, 2006. The acquired company has been subsequently merged into Mansarovar Energy Colombia Limited (MECL), a 50:50 Joint Venture between OVL and SINOPEC. Earlier, Omimex de Colombia was a subsidiary of Omimex Resources, Inc. which is a privately held company based in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
Mansarovar Energy Colombia Limited holds 100% interest in the Velásquez fee mineral property located in the Middle Magdalena Basin and also holds 100% interest in the Velásquez-Galán Pipeline, which runs 189 km from the Velásquez property to Ecopetrol’s Barrancabermeja refinery. In addition, Mansarovar also holds a 50% interest in the nearby Nare and Cocorná Association Contracts, surface rights, drilling and other oil field equipment for a self sustained operation. The other 50% interest in Nare and Cocorná Association Contracts are held by Ecopetrol, the National Oil Company of Colombia Mansarovar is the operator of all the fields and the pipeline in Colombia. Mansarovar currently produces approximately 21,500 bbl per day.
?? 2006年9月に中国の国有石油化学企業Sinopecとインドの石油ガス公社ONGC（Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd）はOmimex de Colombia（デラウェア法人）を8億5000万ドルで買収した。Omimex de Colombiaは米国独立系石油会社Omimex Resources（本拠地：テキサス州）の子会社。
?? SinopecとONGCは、それぞれOmimex de Colombia50％の株式を取得し、合弁会社Mansarovar Energy Colombia Ltd（バミューダ法人）を通し、今後の事業を行う。24
?? この買収によって、SinopecとONGC が取得した資産は次のとおり。25
・ カリブ海域（オンショア）CoralesにおけるTEA契約（Technical Evaluation. Agreement)
・ Velasquezの100％権益と採掘権 (API比率21〜24度)
・ Naｒe、Ｔeca鉱区の共同開発権 （API比率12〜13度） （Ecopetrolが残り50％の権益を保有）
・ 上記権益取得鉱区からBarrancabeｒmeja精油所までのVelasquez-Galanパイプライン（189km） <表10参照>
インドのReliance Industries LimitedはANHと2006年6月にTEA (Technical Evaluation Agreement) 契約を結び、太平洋のTumaco海域157万ヘクタールの採掘権を獲得。現在すでに探鉱を行っている。
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the two largest oil companies in the respective countries, announced on December 20 that they had jointly won a bid to acquire 37% of Petro-Canada's stake in Syrian oilfields for US$573 million. ONGC and CNPC, both state-owned, will have equal stakes in the al-Furat oil and gas fields.