New Delhi, December 15, 2011 : Reliance Industries’ eastern offshore KG-D6 gas fields have seen output dipping to below 40 million standard cubic metres per day. Dhirubhai-1 and 3 (D1 and D3), the first two of the 18 gas discoveries in the Krishna Godavari basin KG-DWN-98/3 or KG-D6 block in the Bay of Bengal that have been put on production, and MA oilfield in the same area produced 40.35 mmscmd in the last week of November. Out of the 18 wells drilled, completed and put on production on D1&D3, four wells — A2, B1, B2 and B13 — had to be shut or closed due to high water cut-sanding issues. Main reason for low output is drop in pressure in the wells and an increased water ingress. Reliance holds 60 per cent interest in KG-D6, UK’s BP Plc holds 30 per cent and Niko Resources of Canada the remaining 10 per cent.