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RIL, BP chiefs meet PM to discuss investment plans

RIL, BP chiefs meet PM to discuss investment plans

Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani and Bob Dudley, head of global energy firm BP met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and some government officials recently to discuss their investment plans. The two companies, that are jointly operating the KG D6 gas basin in Andhra Pradesh, asked government to clarify regulatory issues plaguing the oil and gas secto

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RIL finds another reservoir below KG-D6 basin

RIL finds another reservoir below KG-D6 basin

In a development that may increase output from Reliance Industries' (RIL) KG D6 basin, the company said it discovered another reservoir of natural gas below its existing fields in the basin. Although the company could not ascertain the potential output at the reservoir as it is still drilling in the region, some reports indicate that the new reserve could

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CAG team resumes audit of RIL’s KG-D6 operation

CAG team resumes audit of RIL’s KG-D6 operation

Following assurance from the union petroleum ministry, the officials of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) resumed audit of the KG-D6 gas field operated by Reliance Industries (RIL). Recently, the team of CAG arrived at the Mumbai officie of RIL for this purpose. The CAG received assurance from the oil ministry that the auditing team would have acce

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India’s natural gas import may rise

India’s natural gas import may rise

Reports indicate that India's dependence on import for natural gas may increase in the coming years because of the dwindling output from the Reliance Industries' KG D6 basin. Output at the KG-D6 basin declined to an all-time low of 17.3 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) recently. Of this, about 15.2 mmscmd was suppl

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Govt resolves issues with RIL on CAG audit

Govt resolves issues with RIL on CAG audit

Union Petroleum Secretary Vivek Rae informed reporters that the government resolved the audit issue pertaining to the operation of Reliance Industries (RIL)in the Krishna Godavari (KG) D6 basin. Speaking at the sidelines of a CII Annual General Meeting (AGM), Rae said RIL agreed to a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) audit on its operation in KG-D6 fi

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RIL to drill probe well in KG D6

RIL to drill probe well in KG D6

Niko Resources informed that its partner Reliance Industries (RIL) has spud its first exploration well in more than five years on the flagging natural gas fields in KG-D6 block. Niko is the minority partner of RIL in the Krishna Godavari basin block. RIL has spud the MJ-1 exploration well on the Dhirubhai-1 and 3 gas fields in the KG-DWN-98/3 or KG-D6 block in its efforts to explore new reserves to supplement falling

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RIL produces 1.58 tn cubic feet of gas till March 2012

RIL produces 1.58 tn cubic feet of gas till March 2012

Minister of State for Petroleum Panabaaka Lakshmi informed Lok Sabha that the actual cumulative natural gas production at Reliance Industries' (RIL) D-1, D-3 fields of KG D6 Block up to March 31, 2012, was 1.584 trillion cubic feet against the projected 2.030 trillion cubic feet. The decline in output in 2011-12 is attributed to water or sand ingress in six out of the total 18 gas producing wells in the D-1 and D

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Govt clears exploration in some oil and gas blocks

Govt clears exploration in some oil and gas blocks

At a recent meeting of the National Secretary Advisor Shivshankar Menon and Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Pulok Chatterji, it was decided to clear Reliance Industries' (RIL) producing KG-D6 block and gas discovery area NEC-26. The meeting, held on February 27, decided to clear fully the exploration and production at the blocks and also

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CAG complains against RIL to oil ministry

CAG complains against RIL to oil ministry

Reports indicate that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) wrote to the union petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily that Reliance Industries (RIL) was not cooperating with the audit of the spending on the flagging KG-D6 fields. It is learnt that the company declined to share the documents related to its legal case against the oil mini

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RIL, BP bank on $5 bn investment to reverse fall in output

RIL, BP bank on $5 bn investment to reverse fall in output

According to a joint statement from Reliance Industries (RIL) and BP, their jointly proposed $5 billion investment includes testing of a new layer of natural gas under the rapidly depleting fields in the KG-D6 fields. Both the firms agreed to invest jointly of $5 billion in the next few years to boost natural gas output in the flagging Krishna Godavari (KG) D6 basin gradually from 201