By 2019-20, Reliance Industries (RIL) aims to ramp up natural gas production from its KG-D6 fields to 60 mmscmd and to achieve this, the firm plans to invest $6.5 billion. Owing to water and sand ingress in some of the wells, gas output from the fields declined to around 14 mmscmd recently from a peak of 69.43 mmscmd in March 2010. The KG-D6 fields began gas production in April 2009. While the company carries out remedial measures to augment production from the currently producing Dhirubhai-1 & 3 (D1&D3) and MA fields, it plans to invest $3.155 billion in producing 20 mmscmd of gas from R-Series discoveries in the block and another $1.529 billion in four satellite fields to produce 10 mmscmd.
The firm plans to invest another $1.2 billion in other discoveries in the block.