Barmer, Mar 23 (IBNS) The Cairn-ONGC Joint Venture (JV) has commenced production from the Aishwariya field, the third largest discovery in the Rajasthan Block (RJ-ON-90/1). The field will achieve a gradual and safe ramp up to reach the currently approved FDP rate of 10,000 bopd.
The oil production from Aishwariya field was inaugurated on Saturday, by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M Veerappa Moily in Barmer, Rajasthan in the presence of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
The Mangala, Bhagyam and Aishwariya (MBA) fields have gross recoverable oil reserves and resources of approximately one billion barrels. Production from the Rajasthan Block currently contributes more than 23% of India's domestic production.