Gas plant starts at Dirok field in Assam

Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd., Chennai, has placed on stream a modular gas processing plant at Dirok natural gas field in Assam, where it plans to drill four wells under a revised plan for second-phase development. The Hollong plant, about 10 km south of Digboi, can process 35 MMscfd of gas and 800 b/d of condensate. HOEC called it “a first of its kind in India.”

Hindustan Oil Exploration Co. Ltd., Chennai, has placed on stream a modular gas processing plant at Dirok natural gas field in Assam, where it plans to drill four wells under a revised plan for second-phase development.

The Hollong plant, about 10 km south of Digboi, can process 35 MMscfd of gas and 800 b/d of condensate. HOEC called it “a first of its kind in India.”

The field started production in 2017 (OGJ Online, Aug. 30, 2017). Initial development included the drilling of six wells, construction of the Hollong plant, and pipeline construction.

In addition to the planned wells, second-phase development will include expansion of the gas processing plant, more pipeline construction, and an increase in production to 55 MMscfd.

HOEC operates Block AAP-ON-94/1 in partnership with state-owned Oil India Ltd. and Indian Oil Corp. Ltd.

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