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ONGC has KG gas, Cambay oil discoveries

India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. has reported a new field gas discovery in the Krishna-Godavari basin onshore and a new pool oil discovery in the Cambay basin onshore.

In the K-G basin, the Bantumilli South-1 well was drilled to a depth of 4,232.3 m and tested at 3.5 MMcfd of gas, natural, from the Lower Cretaceous Nandigama arenaceous unit at 4,221-32 m. The company said the well extended the prospectivity of the Nandigama, which has already proved productive in the nearby Malleswaram-Nandigama area.

ONGC said the discovery well is 22 km west of Narsapur and 20 km east of Bantumilli town in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh state.

Meanwhile, the company confirmed the presence of oil in the Middle Eocene Kalol formation at 1,598-1,604 m in the Vadtal-5 new pool discovery well on the CB-ONN-2004/2 block in Gujarat. Total depth is 3,615 m. The well, previously designated as a discovery in the Middle Eocene Chhatral formation in May 2012, is 14 km west of Anand town.

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