The Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi dedicated Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's U-field Onshore facilities of KG-DWN-98/2 Deep Water Block, situated in Odalarevu, Dr. B R Ambedkar Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh to the nation on November 1 2 2022. The project was dedicated to the Nation along with the dedication/inauguration/foundation-stone laying of various other development projects worth over Rs 10,700 crores in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
The event took place in the presence of the Governor of Andhra Pradesh Mr Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Union Minister for Railways, Communication, Electronics, and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw. ONGC CMD Mr. Rajesh Kumar Srivastava along with Director (Offshore) Mr Pankaj Kumar were also present on the occasion. The Prime Minister claimed that such projects will fast-track India's development to the next level, and are aligned with the government's vision of inclusive growth. "The Government of India has adopted an integrated approach for infrastructure development". PM Modi stated that the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan has accelerated pace of projects, with policies and decisions aimed at improving the quality of life for the countrymen. "The country is making efforts on a large scale to realise the infinite possibilities associated with Blue Economy", PM Modi said.
The U-Field is part of ONGC's flagship deep-water KG-DWN-98/2 Cluster-II development project in the prolific Krishna Godavari Basin. U - Field is the deepest Gas discovery of the project, with gas production potential of about 3 million Standard cubic metre of gas per day.
Gas from wells
The gas from these wells is evacuated through the subsea facilities connected to an Onshore Terminal at Odalarevu situated in Dr. B R Ambedkar Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh. ONGC takes pride in the development of these discoveries, in line with PM's vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat. The subsea structures for this project are being fabricated for the first time in the country (Katupalli Yard, Chennai), a capability which proved a boon for development of domestic E&P ecosystem with extensive skill development.