GSPC ready for production at Cambay block

Vol 19, PW 7 (03 Dec 15) Exploration & Production

It may not solve the supply problems at IndianOil’s 13.7m t/y (247,000 b/d) Koyali refinery in Gujarat but every little helps.

IOC can look forward to GSPC finally beginning commercial production from its onshore Ankleshwar block CB-ONN-2003/2 in the first quarter of 2016. GSPC tells us it will produce 19-31 b/d of oil and 90-150 cm/d of associated gas from well ANK#21 at Divi village and another 38-44 b/d of oil and 180-200 cm/d of associated gas from well ANK#40S at Diwa village.

GSPC chief operating officer NK Mitra wrote to the environment ministry on November 21 applying for clearance to set up surface production facilities costing Rs2cr ($301,000) at both wells. Oil and gas will flow from the wells through a 4-inch diameter overground pipeline to the main header and then to the separator which can handle 300 b/d of oil and 1.76m cf/d (48,138 cm/d) of gas.

Oil will then flow into two storage tanks each with a 283 barrel capacity. Next it will be loaded onto trucks and sent to ONGC’s Central Tank Farm at Ankleshwar.

“One truck will be loaded every two days,” we hear. Then the oil will be transported 87-km to Koyali though the south Gujarat oil pipeline network.

Associated gas produced will be used to fuel ‘bath heaters’ which keep oil in liquid form in the pipelines.

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