Natural Gas New Gas Discoveries off the Coast of India

Editor: Dominik Stephan

RIL and BP have announced a new gas condensate discovery off the east coast of India in the Cauvery basin, where both companies work together in a deepwater exploration...

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Mumbai/India – The discovery, the second in the CY-DWN-2001/2 (CYD5), is situated 62 kilometers from the coast in the Cauvery Basin. The wellhead lies 1,743 meters below the surface, with drilling down to a total depth of 5,731 meters. Preliminary evaluation of well data and fluid samples indicated presence of gas condensate in the reservoir interval with a gross column of 143 meters. The well reached its total depth in early August and RIL, as operator, has conducted drill stem test (“DST”) to evaluate the potential of the discovery.

The offshore explorations in the D5 block are operated by RIL (with a 70 percent share), while BP owns a further 30 percent. Upon discovery, the well had an initial reservoir pressure of 8000 psi flowed gas at the rate of 35.2 million standard cubic feet per day with condensate at the rate of 413 barrels per day – a value that is limited by the rig and well test equipment configuration, experts say.

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