India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is expected to set the tender ball rolling within months on a quintet of offshore engineering, procurement and construction projects focusing on its west coast operations, signalling a revival of its offshore tendering activity.

Several people with direct knowledge of the tender process told Upstream that the state-controlled giant has provided details of its plans to begin a phased tender chase for up to five key offshore EPC projects over the next three to four months.