These three projects are expected to develop an overall of around 3 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of discovered gas resources with a total investment of about INR 35,000 crore (US$5 billion). They will also bring approximately 1 billion cubic feet a day of new domestic gas onstream, phased over 2020-2022.
MJ is a gas condensate field and the third field under development as part of the KG D6 integrated development campaign. The project is in 700-1100 metres water depth, with a well depth of 4200 metres underneath the sea-level in a high-temperature and pressure environment.
It also incorporates wells connected to a subsea production, with tie-back to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to analyze and separate liquids, as well as gas which will be exported to the onshore terminal through one of the 24 inch trunk pipelines. The project is expected to start production in mid-2022.
The first of the three KG D6 projects under development, the R-Series project, is now in the execution phase, while all six wells have been drilled. First gas from this project is scheduled to take place by mid-2020.
The second project, the development of the Satellites cluster, is being developed with all major contracts awarded to deliver first gas by mid-2021. The MJ project will draw on execution synergies with the R-Series and Satellite projects being developed, at the same time.
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of RIL, stated:
We are excited about bringing this gas onshore from our third project on the East Coast of India to power the Indian economy with an environment-friendly fuel and help strengthen energy security while moving towards meeting India's Climate Change Goal