Within a month of emerging as the largest producer of natural gas in India, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) successfully carried out an assessment of the design capacity of the KG D6 deepwater gas production facilities on December 23rd, 2009.
A flow rate of 80 million standard cubic meters was achieved through the KG D6 facilities and delivered to RGTIL's East West Pipeline. Presently, RIL is producing about 60 million standard cubic meters of gas which is being supplied to several priority sectors identified by the Government of India under its Gas Utilization Policy.
Since commencement of production in April this year, the field has produced over 8.5 billion cubic metres of gas, contributing significantly to the country's critical industrial sectors.
The gas supply from the KG D6 facility has already impacted various aspects of the country's economy including:
RIL started gas production in six and a half years from discovery, in comparison to the world average of 9-10 years for similar deepwater production facilities. Continuous gas production for about 9 months, with 100% uptime, once again demonstrates its flawless commissioning
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