ONGC has second deepwater gas find off India

04/04/2005
India’s state Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. is testing a second deepwater gas discovery in the Krishna-Godavari basin. The well at location VA-1A on Block KG-OS-DW-IV cut 42 m of gas pay in multiple levels of gas-bearing sands at 1,962-2,182 m on a 9 sq km structure. Log evaluation and wireline tests confirmed the presence of gas. TD is 2,449 m.The Discoverer Seven Seas drillship drilled the well, which targeted a channel levee complex, in 553 m of water 30 km off Amalapuram and 75 km from Kakinada. ONGC is operator of the pre-NELP block with 100% interest.ONGC said its Sagar Vijay drillship made an earlier gas discovery at the G-4 location in 2003. This well, drilled to 2,672 m ...
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