MJ is the third and final in a series of discoveries that Reliance and partner bp are developing in the Eastern Offshore Block. The two companies will use a deep-sea floating production system in the Bay of Bengal to bring the deepest gas find in Block KG-D6 into production.
“The offshore installation campaign is complete. Thus, the subsea production system has been installed. The Phase II drilling and completion campaign is currently underway, and we have completed one well, then we are in good track to complete seven wells,” Roy said.
The FPSO Ruby, which was built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, is now at anchor in Kakinada, India, after completion of sea trials and commissioning of the hull and superstructures.
After receiving necessary approvals and loading materials, the vessel will move to the field location on the Krishna Godavari Basin block for tie-in, sea trial, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities. commissioning.
“We have just completed sea trials on this FPSO and it is now ready to sail in a few days to location,” he said. “The next set of activities will include tie-ins, sea trials, pre-commissioning and commissioning, and then the introduction of hydrocarbons for the first gas production which is planned by the end of the year.”
Reliance and bp are spending about $5 billion on three separate development projects in Block KG-D6 – R-Cluster, Satellite Cluster and MJ – which together are expected to produce about 30 million standard cubic meters of natural gas per day. 2023.
R-Cluster started production in December 2020 and the Satellite Cluster went live in April last year. While the R-Cluster has a plateau gas production of approximately 12.9 mmscmd, the Satellite Cluster will have a peak production of 6 mmscmd. The MJ field will have a peak output of 12 mmscmd.
Combined gas production from the R-Cluster and the Satellite Cluster was over 19 mmscmd in July-September, according to Roy.
Reliance has so far made 19 gas discoveries in block KG-D6. Of these, D-1 and D-3 – the two largest – went on production in April 2009, and MA, the only oilfield in the block, went on production in September 2008.
While the MA field ceased production in 2019, production of D-1 and D-3 ceased in February 2020. Other discoveries have been abandoned or withdrawn by the government for not meeting start-up deadlines for the production. The MJ reservoirs lie about 2000 meters below the D1-D3 gas fields.
Reliance holds a 66.67% operating interest in KG-D6, with bp holding the remaining 33.33%.