Area Drilling

IndiaOilex NL, Sydney, plans to drill wells and may acquire 3D seismic data as a buildup to possibly redeveloping the western high of Cambay oil and gas field in Gujarat.The objective Oligocene OS II horizon on the western high only is estimated to have 29 million bbl of oil and 34 bcf of gas in place, with a low to high range for oil of 13 to 84 million bbl.Cambay field was discovered in 1957, and the majority of its 60 wells have been shut-in for years because of sand or water incursion or downhole equipment problems (see map, OGJ, Mar. 14, 2005, p. 38). A few wells are producing oil intermittently, Oilex said.Reservoir rocks occur throughout the Tertiary section in the Eocene, Oligocen...

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