Raniganj East CBM Block Development   
Project Code 6000005272
Project Name Raniganj East CBM Block Development
Project Type Capital Project Status Active
Sector Oil & Gas Project Stage Planning
Project Cost Rs. 900.00 Cr.   Project Phase Clearances
NIC Subcode(s) Description
06202 Onshore Extraction Of Natural Gas
Facility Name Raniganj East CBM Block Status Planning 
Sector Oil & Gas Main Energy Source Diesel  
Commissioning Date 12-2022  Other Energy Sources  
Address Essar Oil Limited, 11, Keshavrao Khadye Marg,
Mumbai, Maharashtra
400034, India
Telephone 022-66601100
Fax 022-66601809
Owner Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited Website https://www.essar.com
Operator Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited Website https://www.essar.com

Essar Oil and Gas is planning development drilling of 150 wells on its RG(E)-CBM-2001/I (Raniganj East) CBM block in the Damodar Basin, West Bengal. Raniganj East block is India’s most prolific CBM block, holding 1 trillion cubic feet of recoverable reserves. The block holds an area of 500 sq km and was awarded on 29 March 2005 under the CBM I Bid Round. Essar holds a 100% interest in the block. The new programme is in line with increasing production to around 81 MMcfg/d by 2021 from the current production of around 35 MMcfg/d. Essar has already drilled 348 wells on the block. Essar owned drilling rigs are going to be deployed for undertaking drilling activities. The equipment required for the project includes Hydro Fracturing services, CBM Well completion, Artificial Lifting, Cementing Services and Mud Engineering Services.

RFQ for the hiring of equipment is expected by Q4:2018.

Expenditure Approval RFQ Date Release Date Start Date Completion Date Audit Date
Q4:2017 Q4:2018 Q4:2018 Dec/2019 Dec/2022 05/Dec/2019
Buy Fuel? Fuel Name Diesel
Name Project Role Designation Company City Phone Audit Date E-mail
Mr.Vilas S Tawde Owner Chief Executive Officer Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited Mumbai 022 - 24950606 26/03/2020
Mr.Naresh Sharma Owner General Manager Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Limited Gurgaon 0124 - 4093333 13/12/2019 Naresh.sharma@essar.com

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