Reliance, BP begin production from R Cluster gas field offshore India

first_imgThe ultra-deep-water gas field is projected to reach plateau gas production of around 12.9mmscmd in 2021 Reliance and BP had sanctioned development of the R Cluster gas field in June 2017. (Credit: QR9iudjz0 from FreeImages) Reliance Industries and BP have started production from the R Cluster ultra-deep-water gas field in the KG D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari Basin off the east coast of India.R Cluster is one of the three deepwater gas projects being developed by the partners in the KG D6 block alongside Satellites Cluster and MJ with a combined investment of INR350bn ($4.75bn).Contained in a water depth of over 2,000m, the R Cluster field is located nearly 60km from the existing KG D6 control and riser platform (CRP) off the Kakinada coast.The R Cluster project consists of a subsea production system that is tied back to KG D6 CRP through a subsea pipeline. It is projected to achieve plateau gas production of around 12.9 million standard cubic meters per day (mmscmd) in 2021.BP chief executive Bernard Looney said: “This start-up is another example of the possibility of our partnership with Reliance, bringing the best of both companies to help meet India’s rapidly expanding energy needs.“Growing India’s own production of cleaner-burning gas to meet a significant portion of its energy demand, these three new KG D6 projects will support the country’s drive to shape and improve its future energy mix.”The development of the R Cluster discovery was sanctioned in June 2017, while the development of the Satellites Cluster and the MJ projects were approved by the partners in April 2018 and June 2019, respectively.Satellites Cluster project to begin production in 2021The Satellites Cluster project is slated to begin production next year, while the MJ project is to come onstream in 2022.Reliance Industries and BP had allocated an investment of INR350bn ($4.75bn) in the three gas projects that are estimated to cover nearly 15% of the gas demand in India by 2023.The projects involve the development of a total of approximately three trillion cubic feet (tcf) of discovered gas resources.All the three offshore gas projects will make use of the existing hub infrastructure in KG D6 block.Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani said: “We are proud of our partnership with bp that combines our expertise in commissioning gas projects expeditiously, under some of the most challenging geographical and weather conditions. This is a significant milestone in India’s energy landscape, for a cleaner and greener gas-based economy.“Through our deep-water infrastructure in the Krishna Godavari basin we expect to produce gas and meet the growing clean energy requirements of the nation.”Reliance Industries with a 66.67% stake is the operator of the KG D6 block, while BP has a stake of 33.33%.last_img read more

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20 Displaced in ‘Severe’ Albertson Apartment Fire

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York About 20 people were displaced Friday night after a fire ripped through two apartments inside a 14-unit town-house complex in Albertson, officials said.Residents of the two units engulfed in flames were on vacation and nobody was inside when the blaze erupted around 6:15 p.m., said Jason Lasek, assistant chief at the Albertson Fire Company.Firefighters responded to 153 I.U. Willets Road after a passing Nassau County police officer saw the burning apartments and called for help.Approximately 100 firefighters from 12 fire departments responded and had the blaze contained about two hours later, Lasek said. Nobody was injured in the fire.The episode could’ve been far more dangerous if it wasn’t for quick-thinking firefighters who noticed structural failure in the apartments and ordered everyone out to prevent injury, Lasek said.The ceiling eventually collapsed onto the second floor, Lasek said. Moments later, the second floor also caved, he said.“It was a pretty severe fire,” Lasek said, “but it was well contained to the two apartments.”Two dogs inside a neighboring apartment were rescued and returned safely to their owners, he added.Because of the frigid temperatures, displaced residents were taken to the Albertson firehouse before they moved in with either nearby family members or an American Red Cross affiliated facility, officials said.Residents were later allowed into the complex only to retrieve belongings. They will only be allowed to return once the Town of North Hempstead Building Department deems the complex safe. It’s unclear how long that will take.Officials have yet to determine what caused the fire. The Nassau County Fire Marshall’s office is currently investigating the blaze.Lasek said the fire department has been in contact with the vacationing families affected by the fire.last_img read more

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Ex-Weatheralls man eyes huge City site

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Troopers target ‘Move Over’ law in latest effort

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Troopers from the Indiana State Police Department, along with Troopers from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania, will be conducting state-wide patrols targeting violations of the “Move Over” law; beginning this Sunday July 22nd.  The project, which was initially started by the Ohio Highway Patrol, encompasses the five states that border Ohio.“We will be conducting extra patrols in efforts to target drivers who are violating Indiana’s Move Over law,” states ISP Jasper Post Commander Lieutenant Jason Allen. “Our aim is to educate motorists about Indiana’s Move Over law and to ensure a safe working space for all emergency vehicles.”Emergency vehicles consist of police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, rescue equipment, highway maintenance, utility service vehicles and tow trucks.Indiana statute 9-21-8-35(b) and (c) states:(b) Upon approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle, when the authorized emergency vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing red, red and white, or red and blue lights, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall:(1) proceeding with due caution, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the authorized emergency vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or(2) proceeding with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle to a speed at least ten (10) miles per hour less than the posted speed limit, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.A person who violates this subsection commits a Class A infraction.               (c) Upon approaching a stationary recovery vehicle, a stationary utility service vehicle (as defined in IC 8-1-8.3-5), a stationary solid waste hauler, a stationary road, street, or highway maintenance vehicle, or a stationary survey or construction vehicle, when the vehicle is giving a signal by displaying alternately flashing amber lights, a person who drives an approaching vehicle shall:(1) proceeding with due caution, yield the right-of-way by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the recovery vehicle, utility service vehicle, solid waste hauler, or road, street, or highway maintenance vehicle, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, if on a highway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or(2) proceeding with due caution, reduce the speed of the vehicle to a speed at least ten (10) miles per hour less than the posted speed limit, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe.A person who violates this subsection commits a Class B infraction.The project, which runs from July 22nd through July 28th, will encompass all roadways in the State of Indiana.last_img read more

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