In a bid to ascertain the reasons for the fall in gas production from India’s biggest gas field in the Krishna Godavari, the KG-D6 gas field of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), the upstream oil and gas regulator has sent a three member fact-finding mission to the gas fields, off the eastern coast.
Sources in the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) said the three-member team will review well-wise production and reservoir performance of the KG-D6 fields on April 27 and 28. The team will review production from each well compared to output targets.
The DGH team will also assess possibility of increasing production from existing wells besides status and potential of the two newly drilled wells that have yet to be connected to the production system.
SK Srivastava, director general of DGH had last week said the reasons given by Reliance for failing to drill the committed 22 wells on D1 and D3 fields were far from convincing.
Mukesh Ambani-led RIL had in 2006 won the government nod to invest $8.8 billion (R39,762 crore) on Dhirubhai-1 and 3 fields in its KG-D6 block and had assured production of 61.9 million cubic metres per day of gas from 22 wells by April 2011 and 80 mmscmd from 31 wells by 2012. But situation on ground has been different with RIL only producing about 42 mmscmd from 18 wells drilled so far.