India discovers gas hydrate reserves in KG basin

India has discovered a large accumulation of natural gas hydrate in the Krishna Godavari (KG) basin off the east coast. The US Geological Survey was involved in the research expedition with Indian and Japanese scientists. The discovery in the KG basin in the Bay of Bengal is the first of its kind in the Indian Ocean that has the potential to be producible. The next steps will involve production testing in these reservoirs to determine if the natural gas can be produced economically.