ONGC says no clarity on resumption of Sakhalin-1

The logo of Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) is pictured along a roadside in Ahmedabad, India, September 6, 2016. Picture taken September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave

SINGAPORE, Sept 26 (Reuters) - India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC.NS) said on Monday there is no clarity on the resumption of its oil and gas project Sakhalin-1.

Production at Sakhalin-1 was "minimized" shortly after the Ukraine war started and there is no clarity or timeline yet when it could be resumed, ONGC officials told Reuters on the sidelines of the 38th Annual Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) 2022.

The project was hit due to force majeure declared by the operator Exxon Mobile Corp (XOM.N) after sanctions against Russia had made it difficult to ship crude to customers.

ONGC Videsh, the overseas investment arm of India's ONGC, Exxon Mobile Corp and Japan's SODECO are partners in the Sakhalin-1 project. ONGC Videsh owns 20% stake in the project.

Writing by Mohi Narayan; Editing by Kim Coghill

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