“ONGC Jeetega toh India Jeetega”, added Union Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri re-dedicating ONGC’s Sagar Samrat to the nation in the ceremony held on Saturday.
It is a testimony of India’s vision of gaining excellence and knowledge while producing its oil when it was globally labeled as “barren” in terms of hydrocarbon exploration. It drilled ONGC’s first offshore in 1974 in the Mumbai Offshore region of the Arabian Sea, which was called the Bombay High. India’s fortune turned the tabletop by positioning on the global oil map.
The ceremony was held at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation which is 140-145 kilometers away from west Mumbai.in Delhi on Saturday. The ceremony was presided over by the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister for Housing and Urban Development Shri Hardeep Singh Puri.
The Minister met ONGC employees at the ONGC deployed at the Sagar Samrat which is Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU). He motivated them in their consistent endeavors and also called them ‘Energy Soldiers of the Nation.’ He also highlighted how ONGC unfailingly makes efforts to evolve technologically.
“The legacy of Sagar Samrat also honors the memories of the martyred officers who laid down their lives for ONGC and more importantly for India’s energy security”, said the Union Minister. He further pointed out that efforts should be made to make the organization agile, expedient and robust. The concentration will be on research and development and investment in the organization.