BG Group reported Wednesday that its subsidiary BG India has commenced oil production from the Mukta-B (MB), a 4 legged Wellhead Unmanned Platform in the offshore Bombay basin, India July 1.
BG has a 30 percent interest in the Panna-Mukta oil and gas fields alongside our partners, ONGC and Reliance Industries Ltd.
The MB and MA pipelines have also been successfully completed as part of the project, enabling a restart of production from the MA platform, which had been shut-in due to pipeline integrity issues for the last 2.5 years.
The project clocked more than 2 million “LTI (Lost Time Incident) free” man-hours and has several firsts to its credit, including the use of green technology involving hybrid solar panels and wind turbines for self-sufficient power, remote monitoring facilities for process optimisation and VOIP protocol for better communication.
Shaleen Sharma, president & managing director, BG India said, “This is a significant milestone for BG India and the culmination of an integrated team effort by all functions and contract parties.”
Incremental development of the existing fields via well intervention and infill drilling campaigns, as well as evaluating new projects and further development opportunities, is being planned.
BG India has upstream interests in three offshore producing fields, two exploration licences and has contracted long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales into the fast growing Indian gas market.
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