India's KG D6 block has 18th discovery

Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, reported the 18th hydrocarbon discovery on the D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari basin off India.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 16 -- Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, reported the 18th hydrocarbon discovery on the D6 block in the Krishna-Godavari basin off India.

KG-D6-R1 cut two Mio-Pliocene zones confirmed as gas-bearing from logs and modular dynamic testing. Designated Dhirubhai-34, it opens new areas in deeper stratigraphic levels on the block.

The well, drilled to TD 4,860 m, is in 2,010 m of water and is the deepest-water well on the block. Block interests are Reliance 90% and Niko Resources Inc., Calgary, 10%.

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