GAIL to spud Cambay second well by July

Vol 19, PW 18 (19 May 16) News in Brief

Hopes are high that GAIL will get lucky when it spuds its second well Nabhoi-C by early July under its Rs160cr ($24m) eight-well campaign at prospective onshore Cambay block CB-ONN-2010/11.

Nearby is ONGC's producing Nawagam field not to mention BPRL's CB-ONN-2010/8 block where it struck oil from a 2-metre column at its maiden well Pasunia-1 spud on February 27. Nabhoi-C will target sandstone formations at 2000 to 3000 metres, about 2.6-km away from Dugari village in Anand district where the first well Dugari#1 was drilled by John Energy's 1000-hp rig John#27 to 2583 metres TD by May 6, "We are expecting oil and gas traces while logging well formations at Dugari#1," says a source.

"Mud logging indications are encouraging." Jindal Drilling carried out mud logging while Halliburton did cementing at Dugari#1 spud on March 27. Schlumberger also carried out well logging during drilling and is results next month (June).

GAIL won this block in NELP-IX.