RIL, BP find significant gas discovery

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and its partners BP and NIKO on Friday announced a significant gas and condensate discovery in the KG D6 block off the eastern coast of India.

A RIL statement on Friday said that the KGD6-MJ1 well was drilled at a water depth of 1,024 metres — and to a total depth of 4,509 metres — to explore the prospectivity of a gas reservoir lying over 2,000 metres below the already producing reservoirs in the D1-D3 gas fields.

The evaluation indicates a gross gas and condensate column in the well of about 155 metres, RIL said.

The discovery, named ‘D-55’, has been notified to the government and the management committee of the block. “This discovery is expected to add to the hydrocarbon resources in the KG D6 block. Appraisal will now commence to better define the scale and quality of the field, P M S Prasad, executive director, Reliance Industries Limited, said.

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