Reliance Industries (RIL) and its partner BP are set to submit to the government an integrated development plan to produce natural gas from all the 18 discoveries in D-6 fields in the Krishna Godavari (KG) basin off India’s east coast by October.

The two companies expect the first gas from R-Series, the third-largest gas find in KG-DWN-98/3 or KG-D6 block, by 2015 with production from satellite fields by 2016 the Press Trust of India reported.

The natural gas output in the KG-D6 block is currently at 34.62 mmscmd.

The new plan would reduce about $1bn costs due to integration and optimization, with no additional costs for the second phase of D1&D3 field development plan, estimated to be $3.1bn out of total cost of $8.8bn.

RIL and BP also laid down a $1.5bn plan to connect R-Series and four satellite fields to produce over 10 million standard cubic meters per day of gas by mid-2016, which was recently approved by the government.