India’s gas production jumps 19.5% in June thanks to KG-D6, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld


New Delhi: India’s natural gas production jumped 19.5% in June, as Reliance Industries Ltd and partner BP Plc increased production from their KG-D6 block off the eastern seaboard, said showed government data released on Friday. India produced 2.77 billion cubic meters of natural gas in June, up from 2.32 billion cubic meters in the same month last year, according to data released by the Ministry of Oil and Natural Gas.

This is the fifth consecutive month of year-over-year production growth.

“The increase in gas production is due to contributions from the D-34 field of KG-DWN-98/3, which started from December 18, 2020 (and) satellite cluster wells (started from 25 April 2021) “, he said. .

Reliance is the operator of the KG-DWN-98/3 or KG-D6 block in the Krishna Godavari Basin, off the east coast.

The company began production from the second wave of discoveries in the block in December. D-34 or R-Series was the first domain to start, followed by Satellite Cluster.

R-Cluster’s maximum production will be 12.9 million standard cubic meters per day, according to operators.

Satellite fields would produce a maximum of 7 mmscmd. The MJ field in the same block will start producing in the third quarter of 2022 and will have a maximum production of 12 mmscmd.

Production of KG-D6 more than offset lower production from fields operated by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

ONGC produced 5.6% less gas at 1.68 Gm3.

Production from privately-operated fields in the eastern offshore was 545.53 million cubic meters in June, up from 45.62 mmcm a year ago, according to the data.

It did not give a break on the ground.

India’s crude oil production in June fell 1.8 percent to 2.48 million tonnes, with state-owned companies ONGC and Oil India Ltd (OIL) producing less.

Oil refineries processed 5% more crude at 18.4 million tonnes in June compared to the period a year earlier, when economic activity nearly came to a halt due to a strict nationwide lockdown .

Private sector refiners produced 13.6% more crude at 6.9 million tonnes, while public sector refiners processed 2.7% less crude at 10.04 million tonnes.

Indeed, public sector refineries were operating at 85.71 percent of their capacity, while private refineries were operating at 94.76 percent.

Refineries produced 4 percent more fuel at 19.17 million tonnes in June. ANZ BAL


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