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Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, has spud the first well on the D9 license in the Krishna-Godavari basin off eastern India.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 1
– Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai, has spud the first well on the D9 license in the Krishna-Godavari basin off eastern India.

The KG-D9-A1 well is to go to TD 4,820 m in 2,754 m of water using the Transocean Deepwater Expedition. Targets are early and middle Miocene slope fan sands. The well is the first in a four-well minimum work program on the 11,605-sq km block.

Reliance Industries is operator of the block, and Hardy Oil & Gas PLC holds 10% interest.

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