In the KG basin offshore, ONGC has made a gas discovery in its nomination deepwater block, KG-OS-DW-III. The new discovery well, GD-11-1, was drilled down to a depth of 2,810 m (9,219 ft) in a water depth of 812 m (2,664 ft) to explore the hydrocarbon potential of Pliocene sands. The Pliocene sequence has indicated the presence of about 36 m (118 ft) of gas pay.
In Mumbai offshore, ONGC made a new pool discovery in the well WO-5-11 (WO-5-G), situated around 160 km (99 mi) west from the nearest coastline in Maharashtra. On testing, the well flowed oil at the rate of around 1,500 b/d and gas at the rate of around 10,000 cm/d (353,147 cf/d) through half-inch choke.