Operators discover more gas in Bay of Bengal off India

Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, and Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary, are adding more natural gas discoveries and beefing up the drilling program on blocks in two widely spaced basins in the Bay of Bengal off eastern India.The pair has discovered more gas on the 1.9 million acre D6 Block off Kakinada in the Krishna-Godavari basin, where they found several trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas during 2002-03.The companies are drilling the P-1A well, the first in an area of 3,165 sq km of 3D seismic data acquired in the northeastern part of the block in 2004. P-1A, to be drilled to TD 3,600 m, has already identified gas pay in shallow formations, Niko said. Click here to enlarge imageMeanwh...

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