Third KG D6 project off India sanctioned

Reliance Industries and BP have sanctioned the third of three projects in the integrated natural gas development of Block KG D6 in deep water off eastern India. The new project, MJ, is a high-pressure, high-temperature gas condensate field with well depths of 4,200 m below mean sea level in 700-1,100 m of water. It’s also called D55.

Jun 12th, 2019

Reliance Industries Ltd. and BP PLC have sanctioned the third of three projects in the integrated natural gas development of Block KG D6 in deep water off eastern India (OGJ Online, Apr. 19, 2018).

The new project, MJ, is a high-pressure, high-temperature gas condensate field with well depths of 4,200 m below mean sea level in 700-1,100 m of water. It’s also called D55.

MJ wells will be completed subsea and tied back to a floating production, storage, and offloading vessel. After separation on the FPSO, gas and liquid will flow into existing 24-in. trunk pipelines.

Production is to begin in mid-2022.

MJ and the other projects, R-Series and Satellite cluster, will produce a combined 1 bcfd of gas from discovered resources estimated at 3 tcf.

R-Series development is on track to start producing gas by mid-2021. All six wells in the project have been drilled. RIL said installation of a 54 line-km, 18-in./4-in. piggyback flowline installed in 1,920 m of water for R-Series production set a world water-depth record.

Gas flow from the Satellites cluster is to start in mid-2021. RIL said all major contracts for that project have been awarded.

RIL holds a 60% interest in Block KG D6 and is operator. BP holds the 30%, and Niko Resources holds 10%.

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