India: Deepwater Gas Production RIL-BP JV Announces New Production from India’s Existing Gas Field
The life of the KG D6 gas field located on the east coast of India has been extended via the usage of latest innovations. Production at the gas field is expected to commence by mid-2020.
Mumbai/India – The RIL-BP joint venture recently confirmed that it has completed the safe cessation of production in a planned manner, from the D1 D3 field in Block KG D6 (KG-DWN-98/3), 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 RIL-BP joint venture has successfully 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. Through innovation and application of first-of-their-kind solutions, the field’s life was extended for almost five years, to February 2020, maximising the recovery from the field.
The KG D6 Block has so far produced an overall 3 TCFe resulting in energy import savings of over 30 billion dollars. These fields also established several global benchmarks in terms of operational performance including 99.9 % uptime and 100 % incident-free operations.
As already informed, the JV has committed an additional 5 billion dollars of investments towards monetising about 3 TCFe (about 500 Million Barrels of Oil equivalent) reserves from three projects - R cluster, Satellite cluster and MJ fields.
These projects will utilise the existing gas production infrastructure. Further, this infrastructure can act as a hub for 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 % of the then envisaged India’s demand.