Depleted Tapti field to shut offshore India

Offshore staff

READING, UK – BG Group has issued an update on its activities offshore India and Thailand in its annual report.

The Tapti gas field offshore western India will likely cease production soon and will then move into the decommissioning phase, with possible handover of certain Tapti facilities to ONGC, in accordance with the production-sharing contract.

Drilling continues at the Panna/Mukta fields just south of Tapti, located 95-100 km (59-62 mi) northwest of Mumbai. BG received government approvals for the Mukta B phase of development at the PMT fields. The company expects to install the new Mukta B wellhead platform this spring.

Six wells are being drilled in the current campaign with three more development wells planned at a later date.

BG plans further increases in hydrocarbon recovery from Panna/Mukta through incremental development via well intervention and infill drilling.

In January, the company and its partners received approval to exit block KG-DWN-2009/1 offshore eastern India, subject to conditions.

Offshore Thailand, BG expects Phase 3M of the Bongkot North development project, involving the addition of four wellhead platforms (WHPs), to come onstream later this year. Phase 3N is now under way as is Phase 4C of Bongkot South, comprising three WHPs. Here too, first gas is expected to flow later in 2015.

In addition, a series of well intervention, infill drilling, and booster compression programs are being implemented to improve hydrocarbon recovery.


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