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by Guha
16 Nov 2004 19:47
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

Reliance and Niko strike more gas in D-6 block (off shore Andhra) and NEC-25 (offshore orissa) http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/924046.cms --------------- D-6 block: The M-1 discovery was announed earlier (Aug 2004) so no new news there. What is new is well H-1 (no details provided, is...
by Guha
10 Nov 2004 00:54
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

The estimates are for different reservoirs (I think 3 different reservoirs) all in the Dirubhai field. All these reservoirs together total 8.7 TCF (proved + probable + possible) according to the independent consultant (my previous post was incorrect on this). Reliance claims reserves in these reserv...
by Guha
08 Nov 2004 21:41
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

42 TCF is probably Reliance's estimate of "possible" reserves. Reserves are split into 3 (with decreasing probablity): Proven Probable Possible Note: the independent estimate of "proven" reserves is still 8.7 TCF, but Reliance keeps putting out the 14TCF figure. India's annual gas consumption is ~1....
by Guha
26 Oct 2004 10:25
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

thanks Calvin, I'll stick to my wariness of clean-coal. I think China probably has political reasons to push this as well. On Natural Gas to Liquids I believe its going to hit the big time this decade. ChevronTexaco and Sasol are building a large GTL plant in Nigeria which will comission next year. ...
by Guha
26 Oct 2004 09:19
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

Calvin, Do you have any references for power generation from coal gasification in China. I googled around and all the articles I find are related to gasification for GTL, specifically the Shell Middle Distillate process and some for Ammonia production. For instance see: http://www.clean-energy.us/ne...
by Guha
11 Sep 2004 22:27
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

- on LNG costs we can probaly make a good estimate from Petronets costs at Dahej. - a day in the library will probably yield a lot of info on pipeline construction transportation costs. - I dont know much about GTL, Calvin you are probably the expert there, are there a few competing technologies to ...
by Guha
11 Sep 2004 22:11
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

If I understand this correctly the amount of gas to be transported is 2.5 Million Tons/year. If my math is correct, this is equivalent to 450MMSCFD (million standard cubic feet per day). - 1MTPA LNG = 48.7 Billion SCF gas (http://www.indialpg.com/html/conversion.htm) hence: 2.5 MTPA LNG ~ 335 MMSCF...
by Guha
11 Aug 2004 20:58
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

Some confusion over GSPC strike

I think some news outlets are confused over units with regard to the GSPC oil strike in onshore Gujarat. The news item above mentions inplace reserves as 50 million barrels while this news item: http://news.newkerala.com/india-news/index.php?action=fullnews&id=7145 mentions 50 million tonnes (~3...
by Guha
10 Aug 2004 19:14
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

Cairn strikes again in Rajasthan!

Cairn Makes Fourth Discovery in Northern Rajasthan http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp?a_id=15444 "...The mean oil initially in place as currently mapped is estimated to be approximately 300 million barrels. .." and more importantly: "...This further demonstration of the widespread distribution...
by Guha
04 Aug 2004 21:42
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

Niko and Reliance strike again!!

From: http://www.nikoresources.com Niko's Success Offshore India Continues With Another Large Discovery in Block D-6 and a Fourth Consecutive Discovery in Block NEC-25 AUGUST 3, 2004 - 16:09:04 ET CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 3, 2004) - Niko Resources Ltd. (TSX - NKO) is pleased to announce...
by Guha
14 Jul 2004 19:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 94602

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

Originally posted by George J: Based on my indirect info large scale mfg of large molecules (proteins) it does not translate directly from cooking up a batch of pencillin or cephalosporine using textbook bio-sythetic methods. ... I see your point, with penicillin you can adjust pH and precipitate c...
by Guha
13 Jul 2004 19:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Biotech News & Discussion
Replies: 396
Views: 94602

Re: Indian Biotech News & Discussion

Originally posted by George J: While I am not totally up on Biotech Rx in India, I can tell you that that making Biotech drugs (read: proteins read: LARGE molecules) aint a piece of cake. Large molecules are rarely synthesised they are usually fermentation products and QC is a bitch... There is a l...
by Guha
08 Jul 2004 21:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Contribution to Science & Technology
Replies: 711
Views: 143304

Re: India's Contribution to Science & Technology

Current luminaries:

1) C. N. R. Rao (another Rao!) in Solid State Chemistry

http://www.jncasr.ac.in/cnrrao/cnr_research.htm

2) M Vidyasagar in non-linear systems theory
http://www.imahal.com/interviews/vidyasagar_05_00/biography.htm

http://atcweb.atc.tcs.co.in/~sagar/bio.html
by Guha
30 Jun 2004 04:46
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI

I am trying to collect information on all the LNG deals in India, please fill in information I may have missed: 1)Petronet, Dahej: LNG supplier: RasGas, Ras Laffan, Qatar Regasification plant: Dahej, Gujarat Capacity: 5 MMTPA LNG (~20 MMSCM/day) First gas: February, 2004 2)Petronet, Kochi (speculati...
by Guha
26 Jun 2004 02:19
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI

This article on Gas availability in 2010-11 takes an even more pessimistic view. It says gas production in 2010-11 will be ~95 MMSCM/day. This would be the most pessimistic view in my opinion as it assumes absolutely no new discoveries between now and then. Also I dont think the numbers here include...
by Guha
25 Jun 2004 20:39
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI
Replies: 323
Views: 102369

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion - VI

If RIL goes with this rate of discovery, we might start exporting gas to TSP and Bangaladesh in next 10 years Sorry to rain on your parade, but India remains a very low producer/consumer of Natural Gas. Current production is 80-90 MMSCM/day. I feel that by 2007 India can easily consume 200-250 MMSC...

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