The project, due to be completed by December 2018, is expected to add 1.83 million metric tons (2.01 million tons) of incremental oil production of 1.971 bcm (70 bcf) of gas by 2030.
ONGC will drill infill wells in the field’s northern and southern flanks from two wellhead platforms, VSEB and VSEC, while also making use of facilities at the BPA/BCPA-2 process platform, following minor modifications.
The company also has a new oil and gas discovery via well NW-B173A-8 on the South and East Bassein PML in theWestern Offshore basin.
The well was drilled to a depth of 2,132 m (6,995 ft). On test, one interval in the Mukta formation produced around 2,246 b/d of oil and 70,997 cu m/d (3 MMcf/d) through a ½-in. choke.