Hardy aims to increase offshore India gas project stake

Partners in the Dhirubhai 33 gas discovery offshore western India are in discussions over possible development.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Partners in the Dhirubhai 33 gas discovery offshore western India are in discussions over possible development.

Reliance operates the joint venture for the surrounding block GS-OSN-2000/1 (GS-01). Hardy Oil and Gas has a 10% interest, but hopes to raise its participation.

A field development plan was submitted to India’s government last year. The plan calls for an unmanned platform with several dry tree wells, a multi-phase pipeline to shore, and onshore processing and export facilities.

The GS-01-B1 well, drilled in 2007, flow-tested 18.6 MMcf/d of gas and 415 b/d of condensate through a 56/64-in. choke, with a flowing tubing head pressure of 1,346 psi (93 bar).

The GS-01 license is in theGujarat-Saurashtra offshore basin, northwest of the Bombay High oil field, in water depths of 80-150 m (262-492 ft). The retained discovery area spans 600 sq km (231 sq mi).

3/8/2013

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