GURGAON, India – Cairn Lanka, a subsidiary of Cairn India, has discovered gas with its first deepwater well offshore Sri Lanka.
The CLPLDorado-91H/1z well was drilled in 1,354 m (4,442 ft) water depth in block SL 2007-01-
001 in the Mannar basin. It encountered a gross 25-m (82-ft) hydrocarbon column in sandstones in subsurface depths between 3043.8 and 3068.7 m (9,986-10.068 ft).
MD has been interpreted from log and MDT data to be chiefly gas-bearing with additional liquid hydrocarbon potential. Further drilling will be needed to establish commerciality.
This was the first well drilled in Sri Lanka for 30 years, and the first to discover hydrocarbons in the country, according to Cairn Lanka.