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Reliance to start gas production from MJ field in Oct-Dec 2022

In an investor presentation announcing Q1 earnings, RIL said it has completed its first offshore installation campaign and a second one would begin in Nov
The MJ-1 gas find is located about 2,000 metres directly below the Dhirubhai-1 and 3 (D1 and D3) fields — the first and the largest fields in KG-D6 block

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 26.07.21, 02:32 AM

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) will start natural gas production from the MJ field — the third and the last set of discoveries that the company is developing in the eastern offshore KG-D6 block — in the last quarter of 2022 to raise the overall output by about two-thirds. 

In an investor presentation announcing first-quarter earnings, RIL said it has completed its first offshore installation campaign and a second one would begin in November.

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“Drilling and completions of wells (are) underway,” it said. “First gas expected by Q3 of FY23.” Financial year 2023 starts in April 2022 and the third quarter would be October-December 2022.

RIL and its partner BP plc of the UK plan to use a floating production system at high-sea in the Bay of Bengal to bring to production the deepest gas discovery in the KG-D6 block.

The MJ-1 gas find is located about 2,000 metres directly below the Dhirubhai-1 and 3 (D1 and D3) fields — the first and the largest fields in KG-D6 block. MJ-1 is estimated to hold a minimum of 0.988 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of contingent resources. The field also has oil deposits which would be produced using a floating system, called FPSO.

“FPSO and subsea production systems (are) on track,” the company said.

RIL-BP are developing three deep-water gas developments in block KG-D6 — R Cluster, Satellite Cluster and MJ — which together are expected to produce around 30 million standard cubic metres per day of natural gas by 2023, meeting up to 15 per cent of India’s gas demand.

R-Cluster started production in December 2020 and the Satellite Cluster came onstream in April. While R-Cluster is expected to reach plateau gas production of about 12.9 mmscmd in 2021, Satellite Cluster will have a peak output of 6 mmscmd. The MJ field will have a peak output of 12 mmscmd.



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