Essar group firm EOGEPL invests in microbial eCBM technology

Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Ltd (EOGEPL) on Monday said it has invested in microbial eCBM technology to boost coal bed methane (CBM) production.

New Delhi, May 8: Essar Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Ltd (EOGEPL) on Monday said it has invested in microbial eCBM technology to boost coal bed methane (CBM) production.

“This initiative is in line with EOGEPL’s commitment to invest in R&D and improve operations,” the company said in its statement.

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The company said that eCBM microbial stimulation has been completed in five wells of Raniganj-East Block of the company.

EOGEPL said it has so far invested in excess of Rs 5,000 crores in exploration to commercial development of the Raniganj CBM Block.

EOGEPL has collaborated with The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) and ONGC Energy Centre (OEC) to establish the potential of eCBM Microbial technology in the Raniganj-East Block of the company.

The Essar group firm said that the feasibility test of the technique has been completed in collaboration with TERI-OEC, and in parallel R&D is ongoing for full-field application.

Commenting on the initiative, Pankaj Kalra, CEO of EOGEPL said, “The investment in Microbial eCBM technology demonstrates our commitment to increase production and reserves base.”