Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is poised within weeks to issue bid documents for the eighth development phase of its Pipeline Replacement Project (PRP-8) offshore western India.

The Indian state-controlled company recently conducted a pre-bid meeting for PRP-8 and is expected to soon issue tenders to leading engineering, procurement, construction and installation players, three people familiar with the development told Upstream.

“PRP-8 tender is likely to be out soon and ONGC is expected to finalise its preferred contractor by August,” one person noted.