India approves Deen Dayal West gas development

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 12
-- Authorities in India approved the development plan for Deen Dayal West gas-condensate field in the Krishna Godavari basin off eastern India.

Gujarat State Petroleum Corp., operator with 80% interest, plans to begin production in December 2011, said 10% interest owner GeoGlobal Resources Inc., Calgary. Jubilant Offshore Drilling Pvt. Ltd. owns the other 10% interest.

Estimated costs are $941 million for production facilities and $860 million for future development drilling.

The development is to take in 15 wells, including the existing KG-8, KG-15, KG-17, and KG-28 wells near the southwest corner of Block KG-OSN-2001/3. Eleven new development wells are planned, including three directional wells and eight multilaterals.

Production facilities will include one wellhead and one central processing platform, 20 km of 24-in. pipeline to landfall, and an onshore gas terminal to include a gas sweetening unit, gas dehydration unit, dew point depression unit, condensate stabilization unit, sulfur recovery unit, and a captive power unit.

The gas delivery point will be the outlet flange of a delivery facility located at the onshore terminal at Mallavaram Village, near Yanam, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.

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