ONGC makes oil and gas discoveries offshore India

Offshore staff

DEHRADUN, IndiaONGC has made new offshore oil and gas discoveries – one in the deepwater KG basin off the east coast of India, and the second in the Mumbai offshore basin off the west coast.

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.


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