Deen Dayal West drilling imminent

Offshore staff

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – Jubilant Energy expects to issue results soon for DDE-APP-1, the second appraisal well on the Deen Dayal eastern area block in India’s offshore Krishna-Godavari basin, India.

The well spudded on Jan. 1 in 101 m (331 ft) of water with the aim of appraising the hydrocarbon-bearing sands discovered by the KG-16 well. It was drilled to an MD of 5,621 m (18,441 ft).

Development of the Deen Dayal West field in the same block continues, building toward first gas in 2013. Engineers India is the project management consultant.

The wellhead jacket and platform have been set and the platform is ready for drilling. The onshore gas terminal is 23% complete and ahead of schedule.

In April, Jubilant awarded the production/living quarter platform construction tender to Larsen & Toubro for $317 million; the pipeline letter of award for $185 million went to Punj Lloyd.

Development drilling is set to start in August 2011. Fifteen wells are planned including 11 new wells and re-completion of four existing wells.

The management committee of the block has recommended granting an extension to the existing development area by 20.5 sq km (7.9 sq mi). Jubilant believes this would increase the existing 2P reserves and 2C resources.


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