RIL to Up KG-D6 Gas Output - The New Indian Express

RIL to Up KG-D6 Gas Output

Published: 04th January 2014 11:43 AM

Last Updated: 04th January 2014 11:43 AM

Reliance Industries Ltd plans to boost gas output this month at the KG-D6 basin fields which has been plagued with poor production over the last three years.

Reports said that RIL along with its partners UK’s BP Plc and Canada’s Niko Resources will add 1 to 3 mmscmd of gas by starting production at a new well the KG-D6 fields.

Production at the well called M-8 is expected to commence this month but we will only comment on future production once the well is commissioned, said a company spokesperson.

It is learnt that at a maximum production of 3 mmscmd, MA-8 will be the largest producer of gas in the KG-D6 fields which have seen production plummet to 12 mmscmd. At present roughly 8 mmscmd of production come in from the D1 and D3 gas fields while another 3 mmscmd come in from the MA field in the same block.

RIL is reportedly also repairing its wells at D1&D3 gas field to boost output as it was forced to shut 10 out of the 18 producing wells on account of flooding. Similarly, the MA field also saw some closures of well.

So far, RIL has maintained that the fall in gas output at KG-D6 is a result of geological complexities. In 2011, RIL has roped in BP Plc by selling a 30%  stake in 21 oil and gas blocks for $7.2 billion as it was seeking technology for deep drilling.

The KG-D6 fields touched a peak output of 69.43 mmscmd in 2010 before flooding shut down wells.

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