KG D6 Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Reliance
  • Country: India
  • Location: Bay of Bengal, offshore the east coast of India
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners: Niko Resources
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The KG-D6 field is located in the Bay of Bengal, offshore the east coast of India
  • It is Reliance’s first offshore gas field development and its first underwater discovery, as well as the largest such discovery in the world in 2002
  • The water depth is between 1,312 feet (400 meters) and 7,545 feet (2,300 meters)
  • The field utilises a 12,000 metric ton ("MT") control riser platform
  • The subsea production system is connected to an onshore gas terminal

Main features of the KG D6 enhancement plan:

  • Potential investment of over $5 billion over the next three to five years to develop ~4 tcf resources.
  • The field optimization plan through compression and water handling will augment current production starting 2014.
  • Development of R-Series and Satellite fields: the field development plan for the R-Series project has been submitted to the Government of India for approval; this and other projects to add incremental production from 2017 and beyond.
  • Drilling of a prospect in the coming months to test a possible hydrocarbon pool below the current producing field. If successful, this could provide additional reserves and be brought to production, potentially utilising the existing infrastructure.
  • In addition, the KG D6 infrastructure has the potential to be a critical ‘hub’ for the east coast of India.


  • J. Ray McDermott: supply and install a 12,000 metric ton ("MT") control riser platform
  • Aker Kvaerner:
    • Engineering, procurement and construction for a complete subsea production system
      • subsea trees, manifolds, steel tube umbilicals and power cables, controls system and associated connections to tie the subsea production system to an onshore gas terminal
      • Design, engineering, partly fabrication of full stream on shore Hydrate Inhibition unit
    • Universalpegasus: Technical supervision of the engineering from FEED through detail design and surveillance during the procurement and construction phases
  • Mustang: Concept, front-end engineering design and detailed engineering for its gas compression system and associated facilities
  • FoundOcean: Grouting for Control & Riser
  • KWsubsea: Review and verification of lateral buckling and pipe walking issues


  • 2002 - KG D6 Gas Field discovered
  • 2007 - McDermott awarded platform contract
  • 2009 - First gas started flowing
  • 2010 - Mustang chosen to perform concept, front-end engineering design and detailed engineering for its gas compression system and associated facilities



  1. Aker Solutions Hydrate Inhibition References
  2. Universalpegasus Subsea References
  3. Aker Solutions Umbilical References
  4. FoundOcean Subsea References
  5. KWsubsea Deepwater Project Highlights References
  6. J. Ray McDermott Awarded East India Oilfield Contract
  7. Aker Kvaerner awarded Reliance subsea contract
  8. First gas from KG-D6 subsea development
  9. Mustang awarded India gas compression system design
  10. BP and RIL Update Government of India on KG D6 Block Enhancement Plan
  11. McDermott Receives Letter of Award for KG-D6 Subsea Installation Contract from Reliance Industries

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