Not easy to start gas production in KG basin: Gujarat government
The Gujarat government has admitted in the Legislative Assembly that it was facing several technical difficulties in its oil and gas exploration project in Krishna-Godavari basin, leading to delay in start of commercial production.
State-run Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) has an exploration block in the KG basin in Andhra Pradesh. During question hour, Joitabhai Patel, Congress MLA from Dhanera asked the energy and petroleum minister Saurabh Patel about the progress in the exploration and reasons for delay in commencement of commercial production of gas by GSPC.
In his written answer, Patel admitted there were several problems. KG basin is a deep sea block, which creates many technical challenges for oil exploration at a very high temperature and pressure, he said.