Offshore Industries ONGC Sets World Record on Drilling Deepest Water Depth Well

Editor: Dominik Stephan

ONGC's chartered-hired ultradeep water drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 (DDKG1) has set a world record for drilling well in deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig.

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World record offshore drilling in India
World record offshore drilling in India
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New Delhi/India – The rig DDKG1 has spudded well NA7-1 in exploratory block KG-DWN-2004/1 in east coast India at a water depth of 3165m (10,385 feet) on Jan 23, 2013. Thereafter it successfully lowered and latched subsea BOP and riser on wellhead on Feb 09, 2013 to drill further to TD 5625m. The rig owned by M/s Transocean surpassed Transocean's own prior record of 10,194 feet of water depth, set in 2011 by DDKG2 working for Reliance Industries, India in east coast.