ONGC starts oil production from its Cluster-2 project in Krishna Godavari basin in Bay of Bengal

  1. The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has initiated oil production from its Cluster-2 project in the Krishna Godavari basin in the Bay of Bengal.
  2. The project is situated in the KG-DWN-98/2 block, characterized as a complex and challenging block.
  3. Initial production is expected to be 45 thousand barrels per day and over 10 million standard cubic metres per day of gas.
  4. The project, located offshore the Godavari river delta, is positioned 35 kilometres off the coast of Andhra Pradesh.
  5. Water depths in the project area range from 300 to 3,200 metres.
  6. The discoveries in the KG-DWN-98/2 block are divided into three clusters, with Cluster-2 being the first to be put into production.
  7. The anticipated impact of the project includes adding 7 percent to the current national oil production and 7 percent to national natural gas production.

Q: Where is the KG-DWN-98/2 block located, where the ONGC starts oil production from Cluster-2 project in January 2024 ?

a) Arabian Sea
b) Bay of Bengal
c) Indian Ocean
d) Andaman Sea

Answer: b) Bay of Bengal

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