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Monthly Production Report for March 2022

  1. Production of Crude Oil

Crude oil production during March 2022 was 2526.11 TMT, which is 12.49% lower than target for the month and 3.37% lower than the production of March 2021. Cumulative crude oil production during April-March, 2021-22 was 29690.78 TMT, which is 11.67% and 2.63% lower than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last year respectively. Unit-wise and State-wise crude oil production is given at Annexure-I. Unit-wise crude oil production for the month of March 2022 and cumulatively for April-March 2021-22 vis-à-vis same period of last year has been shown in Table-1 and month-wise in Figure-1.

Table-1: Crude Oil Production (in TMT)

Oil Company Target March (Month) April-March (Cumulative)
2021-22 (Apr-Mar)* 2021-22 2020-21 % over last year 2021-22 2020-21 % over last year
Target* Prod.* Prod. Target* Prod.* Prod.
ONGC 22571.01 1924.39 1681.60 1713.08 98.16 22571.01 19451.23 20182.75 96.38
OIL 3325.00 311.42 257.43 249.61 103.13 3325.00 2986.84 2937.37 101.68
PSC Fields 7718.52 650.75 587.07 651.44 90.12 7718.52 7252.71 7373.97 98.36
Total 33614.53 2886.55 2526.11 2614.14 96.63 33614.53 29690.78 30494.09 97.37

 Note: Totals may not tally due to rounding off.  *: Provisional

Figure-1: Monthly Crude Oil Production

Unit-wise production details with reasons for shortfall are as under:

    1. Crude oil production by ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) in nomination block during March 2022 was 1681.60 TMT, which is 12.62% lower than target of the month and 1.84% lower when compared with production of March 2021. Cumulative crude oil production by ONGC during April-March, 2021-22 was 19451.23 TMT, which is 13.82% and 3.62% lower than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last year respectively. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:
  • Less than anticipated production from WO-16 cluster due to delay in mobilization of MOPU Sagar Samrat.
  • Less oil production in NBP field due to shutdown taken for mandatory inspections of FPSO for class certification.
  • Less condensate receipt at Hazira due to less gas production from B&S Asset.
    1. Crude oil production by OIL (Oil India Ltd) in the nomination block during March 2022 was 257.43 TMT, which is 3.13% higher when compared with production of March 2021 but 17.34% lower than target of the month. Cumulative crude oil production by OIL during April-March 2021-22 was 2986.84 TMT, which is 1.68% higher than the production during corresponding period of last year but 10.17% lower than target for the period. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:
  • Less than planned contribution from workover wells and drilling wells.
  •  Less than planned due to local disturbance & miscreants activities in main producing area (MPA).
    1. Crude oil production by Pvt/JVs companies in the PSC/RSC regime during March 2022 was 587.07 TMT, which is 9.78% lower than the target of the reporting month and 9.88% lower than the month production of March 2021. Cumulative crude oil production by Pvt/JVs companies during April-March 2021-22 was 7252.71 TMT, which is 6.03% and 1.64% lower than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last year respectively. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:
  • MB/OSDSF/B80/2016 (Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd.): Delay in commencement of production. Troubleshooting of operational issues for safe start-up in progress.
  • RAVVA (Cairn Energy India Ltd): Shortfall due to lower performance and injectivity issues of wells RD-3ST and RD-6ST.
  • CB-ONN-2004/2 (ONGC): Production shortfall due to less evacuation to IOCL due to leakage and choking in ONGC pipeline.
  • CB-OS/2 ((Cairn Energy India Ltd): Production shortfall is due to natural decline and increase in water cut observed in aquifer supported pools and recent sanding/loading issues in the wells. Also, delay in drilling campaign
  1. Production of Natural Gas

Natural gas production during March 2022 was 2886.23 MMSCM, which is 7.46% higher than the production of March 2021 but 15.49% lower than the monthly target. Cumulative natural gas production during April-March 2021-22 was 34023.52 MMSCM, which is 18.66% higher than production during corresponding period of last year but 9.65% lower when compared with target for the period. Unit-wise and state-wise natural gas production is given at Annexure-II. Unit-wise natural gas production for the month of March 2022 and cumulatively for April-March 2021-22 vis-à-vis same period of last year has been shown in Table-2 and month-wise in Figure-2.

Table-2: Natural Gas Production (in MMSCM)

Oil Company Target March (Month) April-March (Cumulative)
2021-22 (Apr-Mar)* 2021-22 2020-21 % over last year 2021-22 2020-21 % over last year
Target* Prod.* Prod. Target* Prod.* Prod.
ONGC 22599.73 1961.81 1755.72 1831.78 95.85 22599.73 20628.70 21872.07 94.32
OIL 3222.90 278.25 250.50 210.09 119.23 3222.90 2892.54 2479.75 116.65
PSC Fields 11834.60 1175.18 880.01 643.89 136.67 11834.60 10502.28 4320.74 243.07
Total 37657.24 3415.24 2886.23 2685.76 107.46 37657.24 34023.52 28672.56 118.66

Note:  Totals may not tally due to rounding off. *: Provisional

Figure-2: Monthly Natural Gas Production

    1. Natural gas production by ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) in the nomination blocks during March 2022 was 1755.72 MMSCM, which is 10.51% lower than target for the month and 4.15% lower than the production of March 2021. Cumulative natural gas production by ONGC during April-March, 2021-22 was 20628.70 MMSCM, which is 8.72% and 5.68% lower than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last year respectively. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:
  • Less than anticipated gas production from WO-16 cluster due to delay in mobilization of MOPU Sagar Samrat.
  • Less than planned production from Vasistha /S1 wells in EOA due to certain reservoir related issues.
  • Less gas production from KG-DWN-98/2 block in EOA as well U1-B is producing less than the estimated profile and there is delay in commissioning of well U1-A.
  • Less gas production in Tapti-Daman block in B&S Asset due to more than anticipated decline.
  • Delay of HF in Mandapeta & Natural Decline in Pasarlapudi and CA-16 fields in Rajahmundry
    1. Natural gas production by OIL (Oil India Ltd) in the nomination block during March 2022 was 250.50 MMSCM which is 19.23% higher than production of corresponding month of last year and 9.97% lower than the target for the month of current year. Cumulative natural gas production by OIL during April-March 2021-22 was 2892.54 MMSCM, which is 16.65% higher than production during corresponding period of last year but 10.25% lower than target for the period. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:
  • Less than planned contribution from drilling wells /old wells.
  • Less offtake by the consumer (RRVUNL, Ramgarh, Rajasthan) due to technical problem, unscheduled shutdown, damaged due to fire incident of Gas Turbine.
    1. Natural gas production by Pvt/JVs companies in the PSC/RSC/CBM regime during March 2022 was 880.01 MMSCM, which is 36.67% higher than the production of March 2021 but 25.12% lower than the target for the month. Cumulative natural gas production by Pvt/JVs during April-March, 2021-22 was 10502.28 MMSCM, which is 143.07% higher than production during corresponding period of last year but 11.26% lower than target for the period. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:
  • KG-DWN-98/2 (ONGC): Delay in commissioning of Well U1-A.
  • RJ-ON-90/1 (Cairn Energy India Ltd): Lower gas production from Eastern and Southern Corridor wells of RDG field.
  • KG-DWN-98/3 (RIL): Production shortfall due to closure of wells E2, C2 & Q1- Dev1 for reservoir studies. Observed less production from well AV1-DEV1 after workover job. Production loss due to closer of #AR2-Dev1 for Subsea Control Module replacement.
  • Raniganj East (Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Ltd.): Shortfall because delay in scheduled operations. Reservoir uncertainties & well bore issues in certain areas of the field.
  • RJ-ON/6 (FEL): Production shortfall due to less offtake by customer.
  1. Crude Oil Processed (Crude Throughput)

Crude Oil Processed during March 2022 was 22336.69 TMT, which is 0.26% higher than target for the month and 6.44% higher than the March 2021. Cumulative crude processed during April-March 2021-22 was 241703.50 TMT, which is 0.97 and 8.99% higher than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last year respectively. Refinery-wise details of the crude throughput and capacity utilization during the month of March 2022 vis-à-vis March 2021 are given at Annexure-III and Annexure-IV. Company-wise crude throughput for the month of March 2021 and cumulatively for the period April-March 2021-22 vis-à-vis same period of last year has been shown in Table-3 and month-wise in Figure-3.

Table 3: Crude Oil Processed (Crude Throughput) (in TMT)

Oil Company Target March (Month) April-March (Cumulative)
2021-22 (Apr-Mar)* 2021-22 2020-21 % over last year 2021-22 2020-21 % over last year
Target* Prod.* Prod. Target* Prod.* Prod.
CPSE 143300.54 14254.99 13721.53 12841.38 106.85 143300.54 138081.24 127503.51 108.30
IOCL 69120.46 6794.60 6636.31 5926.90 111.97 69120.46 67664.87 62350.64 108.52
BPCL 29801.53 2850.00 2789.89 2759.80 101.09 29801.53 29838.05 26222.38 113.79
HPCL 17751.16 1933.45 1535.30 1581.12 97.10 17751.16 13967.68 16424.71 85.04
CPCL 9130.00 998.40 1062.08 963.54 110.23 9130.00 9040.42 8242.89 109.68
NRL 2840.00 248.00 188.18 240.90 78.12 2840.00 2624.41 2707.35 96.94
MRPL 14594.35 1425.00 1503.72 1361.39 110.45 14594.35 14870.68 11474.55 129.60
ONGC 63.04 5.53 6.06 7.72 78.49 63.04 75.13 80.99 92.77
JVs 18079.47 1506.00 1795.78 1627.18 110.36 18079.47 20436.37 16261.63 125.67
BORL 7058.47 570.00 703.41 602.13 116.82 7058.47 7409.61 6189.63 119.71
HMEL 11021.00 936.00 1092.37 1025.05 106.57 11021.00 13026.75 10072.00 129.34
Private 78008.07 6516.72 6819.37 6516.72 104.64 78008.07 83185.90 78008.07 106.64
RIL 60940.96 4889.94 5129.17 4889.94 104.89 60940.96 63021.49 60940.96 103.41
NEL 17067.11 1626.78 1690.20 1626.78 103.90 17067.11 20164.41 17067.12 118.15
TOTAL 239388.08 22277.71 22336.69 20985.28 106.44 239388.08 241703.50 221773.22 108.99

Note:  Totals may not tally due to rounding off.        *: Provisional

Figure 3: Crude Oil Processed (Crude Throughput)

3.1 CPSE Refineries’ crude oil processed during March 2022 was 13721.53 TMT, which is 3.74% lower than target for the month but 6.85% higher than the production of March 2021. Cumulative crude throughput during April-March 2021-22 was 13721.53 TMT which is 8.30% higher than corresponding period of last year but 3.64% lower than target for the period. Reasons for shortfall in production are as under:

  • IOCL-Panipat Refinery: Monthly Crude processed lower due to high TAN (total acid no.) crude processing.
  • HPCL-Mumbai Refinery: Monthly Crude processed lower due to unplanned shutdown of primary crude processing units.
  • HPCL, Visakh Refinery: Monthly Crude processed lower due to deferment of commissioning of new Crude Distillation Unit (CDU).
  • NRL-Numaligarh Refinery: Monthly Crude processed lower due to shutdown of Delayed Coker Unit (DCU).

3.2       JV refineries’ crude oil processed during March 2022 was 1795.78 TMT, which is 19.24% higher than the target for the month and 10.36% higher than the production of March 2021. Cumulative crude throughput during April-March 2021-22 was 20436.37 TMT, which is 13.04% and 25.67% higher than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last year respectively.

3.3       Private refineries’ crude oil processed during March 2022 was 6819.37 TMT, which is 4.64% higher than the corresponding month of last year. Cumulative crude throughput during April-March 2021-22 was 83185.90 TMT, which is 4.64% higher than the corresponding period of last year.

  1. Production of Petroleum Products
    1. Production of Petroleum Products during March 2021 was 241555.17 TMT, which is 3.26% higher target for the month and 5.80% higher than the production of March 2021. Cumulative production during April-March, 2021-22 was 254313.46 TMT, which is 1.81% and 8.91% higher than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last year respectively. Unit-wise production of petroleum products is given at Annexure-V. Company-wise production for the month of March 2021-22 and cumulatively for April-March, 2021 vis-à-vis same period of last year has been shown in Table-4 and month-wise in Figure-4.

Figure 4: Monthly Refinery Production of Petroleum Products

Table 4: Production of Petroleum Products (TMT)

Oil Company Target March (Month) April-March (Cumulative)
2021-22 (Apr-Mar)* 2021-22 2020-21 % over last year 2021-22 2020-21 % over last year
Target* Prod.* Prod. Target* Prod.* Prod.
CPSE 135423.57 13039.96 12997.07 12407.75 104.75 135423.57 130474.24 121004.54 107.83
IOCL 65757.60 6152.51 6355.65 5741.84 110.69 65757.60 64798.79 59924.90 108.13
BPCL 27811.21 2675.26 2643.45 2742.32 96.39 27811.21 28352.89 25124.08 112.85
HPCL 16583.96 1807.39 1378.83 1463.43 94.22 16583.96 12889.61 15360.48 83.91
CPCL 9279.11 864.85 1039.24 980.37 106.00 9279.11 8370.88 7653.11 109.38
NRL 2839.03 247.92 182.60 250.86 72.79 2839.03 2582.98 2740.85 94.24
MRPL 13092.62 1286.77 1391.43 1221.86 113.88 13092.62 13407.37 10124.25 132.43
ONGC 60.02 5.27 5.88 7.07 83.16 60.02 71.71 76.89 93.27
JVs 16813.56 1416.38 1675.55 1511.15 110.88 16813.56 18889.61 15073.37 125.32
BORL 6547.56 532.38 615.49 546.63 112.60 6547.56 6622.68 5456.11 121.38
HMEL 10266.00 884.00 1060.06 964.51 109.91 10266.00 12266.93 9617.26 127.55
Private 93222.97 8553.43 9132.34 8553.43 106.77 93222.97 100875.70 93222.98 108.21
RIL 76683.16 6980.51 7493.60 6980.51 107.35 76683.16 81492.18 76683.16 106.27
NEL 16539.81 1572.92 1638.74 1572.92 104.18 16539.81 19383.52 16539.81 117.19
Total Refinery 245460.10 23009.77 23804.96 22472.33 105.93 245460.10 250239.54 229300.89 109.13
Fractionators 4331.28 383.50 350.21 357.59 97.94 4331.28 4073.92 4212.18 96.72
TOTAL 249791.38 23393.27 24155.17 22829.92 105.80 249791.38 254313.46 233513.07 108.91

Note:  Totals may not tally due to rounding off. *: Provisional

    1. Production of petroleum Products by Oil’s Refineries during March 2022 was 23804.96 TMT, which is 3.46% higher than target for the month and 5.93% higher than the production of March 2021. Cumulative production during April-March, 2021-22 was 250239.54 TMT, which is 1.95% and 9.13% higher than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last year respectively.
    1. Production of petroleum Products by Fractionators during March 2022 was 350.21 TMT, which is 8.68% lower than the target for the month and 2.06% lower than production of March 2021. Cumulative production during April-March, 2021-22 was 4073.92 TMT, which is 5.94% and 3.28% lower than target for the period and production during corresponding period of last year respectively.

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