Early work indicates prospectivity in Bikaner-Nagaur basin, India

The first well drilled on an exploratory block in the Bikaner-Nagaur basin of northwestern India indicated the presence of hydrocarbons.This event could open a new exploration frontier in India.The results obtained by Essar Oil Ltd. (EOL) and Polish Oil & Gas Co. (POGC) in Rajasthan have come close to earmarking the Bikaner-Nagaur basin of Rajasthan as a potential generator of hydrocarbons. In this article we attempt to present the results and observations inferred from the geoscientific studies undertaken in this evaporite basin, the only one of its kind in India.IntroductionEOL signed a production sharing contract with the government of India and Oil India Ltd. (OIL) as licensee for exp...

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