India: Krishna-Godavari shelf appraisal well spuds

By OGJ editors

Gujarat State Petroleum Corp. Ltd. has spudded the DDE-A-2 appraisal well in 99 m of water on the KG-OSN-2001/3 block on the Krishna-Godavari basin shelf off India.

The well, the 18th on the block, is the third appraisal well in the Deen Dayal East area of the block. Target depth is 5,300 m true vertical depth to appraise Lower Cretaceous early rift fill sands shown to be hydrocarbon bearing by the KG 16 discovery well, said 10% interest owner Jubilant Energy NV.

The last 13 wells flowed gas-condensate. Of the 13, four were drilled in Deen Dayal West, three in Deen Dayal East (including two appraisal wells), two in Deen Dayal North, two in Deen Dayal North East-BRU, and two in Deen Dayal Downthrown.

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