Reliance, BP begin fuel output from Asia’s deepest undertaking in KG Basin


New Delhi, December 18

Reliance Industries (RIL) and its partner BP plc of the UK on Friday announced the commencement of natural gas production from Asia’s deepest project, putting the second wave of discoveries in the KG-D6 block onstream.

The production from ultra-deepwater R-Cluster, the first of the three deep-sea projects Reliance-BP are developing in the eastern offshore block, started production, the two firms said in a statement.

To produce 12.9 mmscmd per day

  • Reliance is the operator of KG D6 with a 66.67% participating interest and BP holds a 33.33% stake
  • Located at a water depth of greater than 2,000 metres, it is the deepest offshore gas field in Asia
  • The field is expected to reach plateau gas production of about 12.9 million standard cubic metres per day in 2021

Reliance and BP are developing three deepwater gas projects in block KG D6 – R Cluster, Satellites Cluster and MJ – which together are expected to meet about 15% of India’s gas demand by 2023.

“These projects will utilise the existing hub infrastructure in KG-D6 block,” it said.

Reliance is the operator of KG D6 with a 66.67% participating interest and BP holds a 33.33% stake.

R-Cluster is the first of the three projects to come onstream. The field is located about 60 km from the existing KG-D6 Control and Riser Platform (CRP) off the Kakinada coast and comprises a subsea production system tied back to CRP via a subsea pipeline.

Located at a water depth of greater than 2,000 metres, it is the deepest offshore gas field in Asia. The field is expected to reach plateau gas production of about 12.9 million standard cubic metres per day (mmscmd) in 2021. — PTI



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