India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp on Thursday posted a 64.8% jump in third-quarter profit, handily beating analysts estimates, boosted by higher revenue from offshore operations.

ONGC's profit stood at 82.63 billion rupees ($1.16 billion) in the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with 50.15 billion rupees a year earlier, the oil and gas explorer said in a stock exchange filing.

Analysts on average had expected a profit of 73.71 billion, according to Refinitiv data.

Revenue from operations climbed over 20% to 276.94 billion, while revenue from offshore operations rose 19.1%, ONGC said.

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