Reliance to Fix 3 Closed KG Wells, No Fresh Drills - The New Indian Express

Reliance to Fix 3 Closed KG Wells, No Fresh Drills

Published: 14th January 2014 06:00 AM

Last Updated: 14th January 2014 02:01 AM

Reliance Industries and its partner BP are carrying out repairs in three of its wells that are shut on the main KG-D6 oil blocks. The consortium is working to reverse the decline in gas output.

“We can’t drill any more wells on (main) Dhirubhai 1 and 3 (D1&D3) fields,” RIL Executive Director P M S Prasad said on Monday.

The D1&D3 fields have proved to be less prolific than previously anticipated, forcing RIL to downgrade the recoverable reserves to 2.9 trillion cubic feet (tcf) from 10.03 tcf estimated in 2006. Of this, about 2.2 tcf has already been produced and RIL expects the remaining 0.75 tcf could be extracted through existing wells.

“We are currently doing workovers on three shut wells,” Prasad said.

RIL and partner BP plc are carrying out remedial action to stop water ingress from choking wells even as the first production well on the block in more than four years ramped up output by over 15 per cent to 13.7 million standard cubic meters per day.

Of the 18 wells on D1&D3, 10 were shut due to water and sand seeping in. The two partners are currently attempting to cut off water ingress into three wells. 

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