RIL, BP likely to commence natural gas production from MJ condensate field soon

The consortium of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and BP Exploration (Alpha) Limited (BP) is likely to commence natural gas production from its deepwater MJ gas condensate field at KG-D6, Bay of Bengal in a couple of weeks. Reportedly, the testing is at final stage and the production team is likely to take over the project shortly. Currently, the KG-D6 block is producing 19 million standard cubic meters per day (mscmd) gas. The block will have peak production capacity of 12 mscmd and is likely to increase RIL’s gas output to 30 mscmd by March 2024, thus, contributing around 30 per cent of domestic gas production. Besides, the consortium will be using a floating storage production and offloading unit (FSPO) at the Bay of Bengal to commence production from its deepest gas discovery. Moreover, the block also possess oil deposits which will be produced later using the FPSO. RIL and BP are developing three deep water gas discoveries at KG-D6 block- R-Cluster, Satellite cluster and MJ. The R-Cluster and Satellite cluster commenced production in December 2020 and April 2021, respectively.