Oil & Gas Rajahmundry Starts Restoring Gas Supplies to GAIL

Editor: Dominik Stephan

ONGC has announced that Rajahmundry Asset has re-commenced gas supplies from its Mori, Mandapeta and Pasarlapudi Gas Collecting Stations to feeder lines of Gas Authority of India (GAIL).

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Rajahmundry/India - Gas supplies from 13 ONGC installations were stopped on GAIL’s request, after the latter’s pipeline burst at Nagaram in June 2014. The Asset expects to re-commence gas supplies to GAIL from the remaining installations also soon.

The Asset has been supplying gas to its major consumer GAIL at the rate of 2.9 mmscmd from 13 installations connected to GAIL Gas Grid. GAIL carries this gas from the battery limit of all the installations through their feeder lines to the main trunk line grid operated by them. However, the 18” Tatipaka-Lanco sector GAIL trunk line got ruptured owing to Nagaram mishap 200 metres away from ONGC Tatipaka GCS in June this year.

Subsequent to the pipeline burst at Nagaram, GAIL had requested ONGC to stop the gas supply to grid. Ninety eight (98) producing wells of 13 installations were closed as per GAIL’s request for their pipe line integrity and safety study followed by maintenance, resulting in gas loss to the tune of 2.9 MMSCM per day and 100 TPD to the Rajahmundry Asset.