India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is searching for partners to help develop its prolific, yet challenging, Deen Dayal West (DDW) and Cluster 3 projects off the country’s east coast.

The state-controlled giant recently launched a bid process to select domestic or international partners for the two assets, with initial interests likely to be submitted later this month, according to three people familiar with the developments.

“ONGC has floated expressions of interest for… stakes in two east coast assets,” one industry source confirmed.