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Reliance, BP to start gas production from KG D6 block off India

India’s Reliance Industries and the UK-based energy giant and LNG player BP have completed the cessation of production from D1 D3 field in Block KG D6, off the east coast of India. 

The D1 D3 field was India’s first deepwater gas field to be put on production in April 2009, the company said in its statement.

The RIL-BP joint venture has worked to extend the life of production from the D1 D3 field which otherwise would have ceased production in 2015 due to issues of reservoir pressure and water ingress. However, the field’s life was extended for almost five years, to February 2020, maximizing the recovery from the field.

The KG D6 block has so far produced an overall 3 TCFe with 99.9 percent uptime and 100 percent incident-free operations.

As already informed, the JV has committed an additional $5 billion (Rs. 35,000 Crores) of investments towards monetizing about 3 TCFe reserves from three projects – R cluster, Satellite cluster and MJ fields.

These projects will utilize the existing gas production infrastructure.

Further, this infrastructure can act as a hub for the development of any discovery from contiguous areas.

The first-gas from these fields is expected in mid-2020. The peak production from these three fields is expected to reach 1 BCFe per day which is about 15 percent of the then envisaged India’s demand.

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