Reliance-Niko combine scores more gas off northeastern India

Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, and Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary, added gas discoveries on blocks D-6 and NEC-25 in the Bay of Bengal off India's northeast coast.The M-1 exploratory well, 19 km south-southeast of Dhirubhai field, encountered one of the thickest net pay sections to date on Block D-6 in the Krishna-Godavari basin. The discovery well went to 1,327 m in 2,942 m of water. It flowed 23.7 MMcfd of gas from a 6-m interval at 2,750 m. Operator Reliance estimated that M-1 cut 155 m of net pay.M-1 is the 11th consecutive successful well drilled on the 1.9 million acre D-6 Block. All drilling to date has occurred in the first 1,800 sq km 3D seismic program that covers less than...

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