Western Rajasthan gas discovery gauged

Focus Energy Ltd., New Delhi, formerly Phoenix Overseas Ltd., reported a gas discovery on pre-NELP Block RJ-ON/6 in westernmost Rajasthan near the border with Pakistan.The SGL-1 well, in the Shahgarh area of the Jaisalmer district, flowed 15 MMscfd of gas on a 48/64-in. choke from what the company called “excellent Cretaceous reservoir sandstones” at 3,100 m. Gas is 88-91% hydrocarbons, similar to that produced at Miano and Sawan fields in the Indus basin in Pakistan.The amount of producible gas is yet to be ascertained, said New Delhi-baed Focus Energy. No gas pipeline is believed to exist in the vicinity of the discovery.The company said it will work to exploit the discovery...

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