No down time or LTI – Expro celebrates full year of production at gas plant

Source: press release, 8 April 2019

Hollong Modular Gas Processing Plant
Hollong Modular Gas Processing Plant (photo: HOEC)

International oilfield services company, Expro, celebrates a full year of production at the newly built Hollong Modular Gas Processing Plant in India.

Expro was awarded a contract from Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd (HOEC) in 2016 to build, install, commission, and maintain a modular based gas processing plant on a long-term contract basis, in the Dirok gas field in Assam, north east of India.

The plant has also achieved a milestone of 365 days without any down time or lost time incident (LTI).

Built in a short timeframe of nine months, the plant has the capacity to process 35 MMSCF gas and 800 barrels of condensate.

Mrinal Vohra, Expro’s Region Vice President of Asia Pacific, says, “The Hollong plant is the first of its kind in India, and so it’s been an especially exciting and innovative project for Expro. Achieving the milestone of 365 days incident free with no downtime, despite working at capacity, is testament to the hard work and efforts of our employees and demonstrates our company’s commitment to the highest standard of health and safety.”

P Elango, Managing Director for HOEC, says, “I am delighted that the Hollong Modular Gas Processing Plant, built by Expro in record time, has achieved the remarkable milestone of 365 days of LTI free operations. The fact that this safety accomplishment has been achieved while maintaining a plant uptime of nearly 100%, speaks volumes about the high-quality operations and maintenance system from Expro.”

“HOEC, and our joint venture partners Oil India and Indian Oil Corporation, look forward to meeting more significant achievements as we continue focus on setting new benchmarks on safety and operational excellence,” Elango adds.