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Krishna-Godavari basin



Source: IE

 Context: The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has successfully initiated crude oil production from its KG-DWN-98/2 deep-sea project in the Krishna-Godavari basin off the east coast of India.

This significant development, marked by delays and extensions, aims to bolster ONGC’s overall oil production, combating the decline in mature fields.


About Krishna-Godavari Basin:

It is situated in Andhra Pradesh and the Bay of Bengal is a vast deltaic plain formed by the Krishna and Godavari rivers. Covering 15,000 sq. km on land and 25,000 sq. km offshore, it has 5 km thick sediments deposited from Late Carboniferous to Pleistocene. The basin features upland and coastal plains, flood, and delta plains. Notably, the D-6 block in this basin holds India’s largest natural gas reserves, discovered by ONGC in 1983. Besides its geological significance, the basin is home to the Vulnerable Olive Ridley Sea Turtle.