They have been growing three deep-water gas developments in the block — R-Cluster, Satellite Cluster and MJ
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) and BP on Monday introduced the start of production from the Satellite Cluster gas field in block KG-D6 off the east coast, aiding the nation’s gas production.
RIL and BP have been growing three deep-water gas developments in block KG-D6 — R-Cluster, Satellite Cluster and MJ — which collectively are anticipated to provide round 30 mmscmd (1 billion cubic ft a day) of pure gas by 2023, assembly as much as 15% of India’s gas demand.
The developments will every utilise the prevailing hub infrastructure in the KG-D6 block.
RIL is the operator of the block with a 66.67% taking part curiosity and BP holds a 33.33% taking part curiosity.
The Satellite Cluster was the second of the three developments to come back onstream, following the start-up of R-Cluster in December 2020, the companions stated.
It had initially been scheduled to start production in mid-2021. The field is positioned about 60 km from the prevailing onshore terminal at Kakinada on the east coast of India in water depths of as much as 1,850 m, they added.
“The field will produce gas from four reservoirs, utilising a total of five wells and is expected to reach gas production of up to 6 mmscmd. Together, the R-Cluster and Satellite Cluster are expected to contribute to about 20% of India’s current gas production,” the companions stated.
The third KG-D6 growth, MJ, was anticipated to come back onstream in the direction of the latter half of 2022, the companions added.
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