ONGC proves more gas offshore western India

ONGC has discovered gas in the Saurastra offshore region of India’s Mumbai basin.

Offshore staff

NEW DELHI, IndiaONGC has discovered gas in the Saurastra offshore region of India’s Mumbai basin.

Exploratory well MBSO51NAA#2 was drilled in NELP block MB-OSN-2005/1 to a depth of 2,505 m (8,218 ft). During a test, a sandstone interval (2,462-2,465.5 m, or 8,077-8,089 ft) in Daman sands of Oligocene age flowed 95,275 cu m/d (3.36 MMcf/d) of gas and 72 b/d through a 3/8-in. choke.

The find adds to the gas established in two earlier discoveries in the block, close to GK-28/42 and other Tertiary discoveries in nearby NELP blocks.

09/09/2016

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