BP, RIL sanction KG D6 gas development
BP PLC and Reliance Industries Ltd. have sanctioned the second of three integrated deepwater gas developments on Block KG D6 off eastern India.
Called the Satellite Cluster, the project will develop four dry-gas discoveries with five wells completed subsea in 1,700 m of water.
The discoveries are as far as 15 km east and southeast of the producing D1D3 fields on the block.
The companies have begun work on the first development, called R Cluster, involving six subsea wells tied back to the KG D6 control and riser platform (OGJ Online, Nov. 1, 2017).
Production from all three development projects is to reach 1 bcfd of gas during 2020-22.
RIL operates the block with 60% interest. BP holds 30%, and Niko Resources Ltd. holds 10%.