Rajahmundry: The public sector oil major ONGC is going to install five gas dehydration units at an estimated cost of Rs 320 crore at its installations located at Adavipalem, Tatipa-ka, Kesanapallli West, Ponnamanda and Enda-muru falling under Krishna-Godavari basin by the end of June.
ONGC Rajahmundry asset executive director Debashis Sanyal in an awareness programme on exploration and production of oil and gas and their impact on the environs in KG basin here on Tuesday said that based on the recommendation of the Engi-neers India Limited, they were installing five gas dehydration units meant to ensure supply of only dry gas through the pipelines and avoid any possible corrosion of pipelines resulting in leakage of gas and oil.
In the aftermath of GAIL mishap at Nagaram village, he said they were carrying out an audit of all its installations on a regular basis and added that they were adopting a three tier structure of security to its installations. Accordingly, a field visit will be carried out to its wells and pipelines by the local people who were trained for the purpose. In the second tier, security personnel will visit their installations during day and night time to find out any possible leakages of gas or oil from the pipelines and the third tier of security, covers the continuous vigil of crisis management team on all the installations including the wells to ensure safety.
With regard to Nagay-alanka field, the ONGC ED said that they were expecting the approval from the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons shortly for carrying out exploration activity and sounded confident to dr-ill two wells in the first phase in the next financial year and 18 wells in the second phase.
He said that they were expecting daily peak production of 9,000 barrels of oil and five lakh cubic meters of gas per day at the field.
On Corporate Social Responsibility, he said that the ONGC had roped in Tata Institute of Social Sciences to carry out a baseline survey in its operational area to find out the requirements of the people and vowed to fulfil them. ONGC is also constructing over 1,400 toilets in government schools in the state as part of Swachh Vidyalaya programme.
ONGC general manager (Geology) P.R. Bhavana explained at length on scientific approach for exploration and production of gas and oil in KG basin and ruled out land subsidence and ground water turning into saline due to their activities especially on onshore projects.
He said that out of 546 wells drilled in the last 30 years in KG basin, only 244 turned out to be successful with rate of success to be 1:2.5. He felt the need to find out alternate sources of energy like solar power, wind energy and others as the existing oil reserves will last for about 50 years and gas reserves for 70 years in the country....
Location: Andhra Pradesh