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India: Jubilant, GAIL pursuing gas on Tripura block

Jubilant Energy NV has spudded the Kathalchari-NE appraisal well on the AA-ONN-2002/1 block in Tripura, India.

Projected depth is 2,990 m to test the Middle Bhuban equivalent sands encountered in the discovery well, one of which flowed 5.2 MMscfd of gas.

The new well will be the second to appraise the company’s Kathalchari-1 discovery. Drillsite is 4 km north-northeast and updip from the discovery well and 2.6 km northwest and downdip of the Srikantabari-1 appraisal well.

Jubilant Energy plans to test the shows encountered while drilling Srikantabari-1, which was terminated at 2,973 m MD due to well control issues. Five Middle Bhuban zones have been identified for testing. Jubilant is operator with 20% interest, and GAIL India Ltd. has 80%.


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