ONGC reports gas strikes offshore eastern and western India

ONGC has recorded three new gas discoveries offshore India.

Offshore staff

NEW DELHI, India –ONGC has recorded three new gas discoveries offshore India.

Exploratory well KGOSN041NANL-2 was drilled in NELP block KG-OSN-2004/1 offshore eastern India, around 21 km (13 mi) south of Narasapur. On test, Object-I, at an interval of 1,249-1,231 m (4,098-4,042 ft), flowed 66,601 cu m/d (2.35 MMcf/d) of gas through a ¼-in. choke.

This was the fourth discovery on the block, following Chandrika South, Alankari, and Saveri. ONGC is aiming for a cluster development.

In the western offshore Kutch basin, exploratory well GK-28-9 was drilled in the eastern fault block of the GK-28 structure in the GK-28 PML concession. On test, Object-I, at an interval of 1,251-1,249 m (4,104-4,098 ft), flowed gas from the Nakhatrana formation. This discovery should help the company reassess resources in the fault block east of wells GK-28-1 and GK-28-2.

In the same basin, the GK-42-3 well was drilled northeast of discovery well GK-42-1 in the eastern fault block. The aim was to upgrade reserves and assess the potential of the Jakhau reservoir established through the original well.

During testing, Object-II at an interval of 1,276.5-1,274.5 m (4,188-4,181 ft) within the Nakhatrana formation flowed gas. This find should help reassess estimates in the fault block east of well B-42-1.

8/14/2013

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