Oil and Natural Gas Production In India

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Crude Oil Production

Indigenous crude oil production (including condensate) during October, 2015 was 3151.178 TMT which is 2.53% higher than the target for the month and 2.08% lower than the production during corresponding period of last year.

ONGC’s crude oil production during October, 2015 was 1909.353 TMT which is 2.76% higher than the target for the month and 0.32% higher than the production achieved in the corresponding month of last year. The shortfall in ONGC’s production was due to following reason:

Ahmedabad: Lower production due to poor influx, ceasure of wells, increase in water cut and power shut down
Mehsana: Less air injection in Santhal fields, increased number of sick wells
Assam: Low Gas injection pressure, power shutdown & poor influx

OIL’s crude oil production during October 2015 was 265.949 TMT which is 12.97% lower than the target for the month and 10.50% lower than the production achieved in the corresponding month of last year. Reasons for shortfall in production are given below:

Rise in water cut in wells of Greater Chandmari and Greater Hapjan Fields
Less than planned contribution from workover wells.
Permanent loss at Makum & Hapjan OCS after re-opening of wells post OIL blockade by “Sadou Moran Chatra Santha”.

Pvt. /JVs’ crude oil production during October, 2015 was 975.876 TMT which is 7.27% higher than the target for the month and 4.10% lower than production of corresponding month of last year. Reasons for shortfall in production are given below:

Cairn: Natural decline in Ravva and underperformance of Bhagyam wells in RJ-ON-90/1
RIL: Under performance of wells in KG-D6
JV of ONGC,BG&RIL: Natural decline in Panna Mukta
GEOENPRO: Sand ingress in Kharsang

Natural Gas Production

Natural Gas Production during October, 2015 was 2795.024 MMSCM which is 6.77% lower than the target for the month and 1.82% lower than the production during corresponding period of last year.

ONGC’s natural gas production during October, 2015 was 1838.484 MMSCM which is 9.23% lower than the target for the month and 1.85% lower than the production achieved in the corresponding month of last year. Reasons for the shortfall are given below:

Bassein & Satelite: Less production from new well/side-track wells and decline in Bassein / B-55 fields
EOA: Delay in commencement of production from one deep water well. Closure of both the deep water wells of G1 field (G1-10 & 11) for maintenance activities in GAIL pipeline.
Ahmedabad: Closure of wells due to unplanned shut down of GAIL Gas line from Ahmedabad/Kalol to Ramol. Decline in associated gas production in South Kadi, Jhalora, Wadu & Peliyad fields
Tripura: Less off take by OTPC due to operational issues
Rajahmundry: Closure of 40 wells due to repair of GAIL pipelines in Tatipaka-Lanco & Endamaru-Oduru sections. Less off-take due to maintenance of 18″ Bodasakurru-Kakinada GAIL line.
Cauvery: Closure of well for maintaining reservoir health. Decline in associated gas production in Geleki & Lakwa fields

Assam: Closure of well for maintaining reservoir health. Decline in associated gas production in Geleki & Lakwa fields

OIL’s natural gas production during October, 2015 was 254.334 MMSCM which is 6.84% lower than the target for the month and 14.50% higher than the production achieved in the corresponding month of last year. Reasons for the shortfall are given below:

Shortfall is mainly due to low uplifitment by Lakwa Thermal Power Station and Brahmaputra Crackers & Polymers Limited.
Production & sale suffered due to OIL Blockade by Moran Students Union at Makum, Hapjan and Hebeda areas from 3.00 PM of 20.10.2015 to 24.10.2015

Pvt. /JVs’ natural gas production during October, 2015 was 702.206 MMSCM which is 0.38% higher than the target for the month and 6.57% lower than the production achieved in the corresponding month of last year. Reasons for the shortfall are given below:

RIL (KG-D6): Underperformance of MA wells.
JV of BG, RIL & ONGC (M&S Tapti): Under performance of recently drilled 6 wells. Operator proposed for field abandonment.
GSPC(KG-OSN-2001/3): Decline in gas production
CBM: Extended dewatering in Raniganj South (GEECL), Delayed forest clearance in Raniganj East (Essar).

Refinery Production (in terms of Crude oil processed):

Refinery production during October, 2015 was 18268.543 TMT which is 4.22% lower than the target for the month and 4.43% lower than the production during corresponding period of last year.

PSU Refineries’ produciton during October, 2015 was 9890.397 TMT which is 5.09% lower than the target for the month and 0.25% lower than the production achieved in the corresponding month of last year. Reasons for shortfalls in PSU refineries are given below:

IOCL, Guwahati: Throughput restricted due to lower Assam crude availability
IOCL, Panipat: Throughput lower than target due to higher intermediate stock built-up
IOCL, Haldia: Throughput is lower due to shifting of planned shutdown from Jul-Aug’15 to Sep-Oct’15
IOCL, Digboi: Throughput restricted due to lower Assam crude availability
BPCL, Kochi: Throughput lowers than target due to higher intermediate stock built-up Shutdown of CCU & CCR units.
CPCL, Manali: Throughput lower than target due to higher intermediate stock built-up Production lowers mainly to contain VGO production on account of delayed startup of Hydrocracker Unit after shutdown.
MRPL Mangalore: Restricted throughput due to stabilisation of 2nd crude distillation unit after planned shutdown
NRL, Numaligarh: Lower throughput due to lower availability of Assam crude

Production in JV refineries during October, 2015 was 1544.650 TMT which is 22.37% higher than the target for the month and 4.53% higher than the production achieved in the corresponding month of last year.

Production in private refineries during October, 2015 was 6833.496 TMT which is 7.54% lower than the target for the month and 11.52% lower than the production achieved in the corresponding month of last year. Reasons for shortfalls in PSU refineries are given below:

EOL, Vadinar: Refinery was under planned shutdown from 17th September to 18th October, 2015.

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