Monthly Production Report for February, 2022

Production of Natural Gas

Natural gas production during February 2022 was 2602.26 MMSCM, which is 12.79% higher than the production of February 2021 but 16.19% lower than the monthly target. Cumulative natural gas production during April-February 2021-22 was 31137.26 MMSCM, which is 19.82% higher than production during corresponding period of last year but 10.18% lower when compared with target for the period. Unit-wise and state-wise natural gas production is given at Annexure-II. Unit-wise natural gas production for the month of February 2022 and cumulatively for April-February 2021-22 vis-à-vis same period of last year has been shown in Table-2 and month-wise in Figure-2.

Table-2: Natural Gas Production (in MMSCM)

Oil Company

Target

February (Month)

April-February (Cumulative)

2021-22 (Apr-Mar)*

2021-22

2020-21

% over last year

2021-22

2020-21

% over last year

Target*

Prod.*

Prod.

Target*

Prod.*

Prod.

ONGC

23335.10

1820.48

1581.80

1630.24

97.03

21309.09

18872.98

20040.29

94.18

OIL

2949.65

225.86

219.30

187.88

116.72

2698.77

2642.04

2269.66

116.41

PSC Fields

11834.60

1058.76

801.17

489.04

163.82

10659.43

9622.24

3676.86

261.70

Total

38119.35

3105.09

2602.26

2307.16

112.79

34667.29

31137.26

25986.80

119.82

Note:  Totals may not tally due to rounding off. *: Provisional

 

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Figure-2: Monthly Natural Gas Production

 

    1. Natural gas production by ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)  in the nomination blocks during February 2022 was 1581.80 MMSCM, which is 13.11% lower than target for the month and 2.97% lower than the production of February 2021. Cumulative natural gas production by ONGC during April-February, 2021-22 was 18872.98 MMSCM, which is 11.43% and 5.82% lower than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last year respectively. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:

 

  • Less than anticipated production from WO-16 cluster due to delay in mobilization of MOPU Sagar Samrat.
  • Less than planned production from Vasistha /S1 wells in EOA due to certain reservoir related issues.
  • Delay in commencement of gas production from U1 field of KG-98/2 Cluster-II due to covid impact as manufacturing of subsea items and well completion got delayed.
  • Less production in Tapti-Daman block in B&S Asset due to more than anticipated decline.
  • Production decline in Pasarlapudi field & delay of HF in Mandapeta field.

 

    1. Natural gas production by OIL (Oil India Ltd) in the nomination block during February 2022 was 219.30 MMSCM which is 16.72% higher than production of corresponding  month of last year and 2.90% lower than the target for the month of current year. Cumulative natural gas production by OIL during April-February 2021-22 was 2642.04 MMSCM, which is 16.41% higher than production during corresponding period of last year but 2.10% lower than target for the period. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:

 

  • Less than planned contribution from drilling wells /old wells.
  • Less offtake by the consumer (RRVUNL, Rajasthan) due to technical problem, unscheduled shutdown and damaged due to fire.

 

    1. Natural gas production by Pvt/JVs companies in the PSC/RSC/CBM regime during February 2022 was 801.17 MMSCM, which is 63.82% higher than the production of February 2021 but 24.33% lower than the target for the month. Cumulative natural gas production by Pvt/JVs during April-February, 2021-22 was 9622.24 MMSCM, which is 161.70% higher than production during corresponding period of last year but 9.73% lower than target for the period. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:

 

  • KG-DWN-98/2 (ONGC): Delay in commissioning of Well U1-A.
  • KG-DWN-98/3 (RIL): Production shortfall due to well intervention jobs in some wells.
  • RJ-ON-90/1 (Cairn Energy India Ltd): Few Gas wells of RDG field are not producing as per expectations.
  • RANIGANJ EAST (Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Ltd.): Shortfall because delay in scheduled operations. Reservoir uncertainties & well bore issues in certain areas of the field.
  • RJ-ON//6 (FEL): Production shortfall due to less offtake by customer and natural decline in field.
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