GeoEnpro plans 2 wells at Kharsang

Vol 20, PW 20 (29 Jun 17) News in Brief

GeoEnpro is expected to issue a tender by October this year (2017) for a minimum 1250-hp capacity rig and services needed for a two development well drilling programme at its Kharsang field in Arunachal Pradesh beginning January 2018.

GeoEnpro, a JV between Monaco-based Geopetrol and Bhartia-controlled Jubilant Enpro, wants to arrest declining production at the 11.58-sq km field which has dropped from 1500 b/d in November 2014 to 945 b/d today. "We initially proposed five wells," says a company source.

"But the Management Committee only approved two. Only by drilling new wells can we arrest production decline." These two wells will be drilled to 1400 metres TD.

Apart from the Girujan formation, GeoEnpro will target deeper prospects in the Tipam and Barail formations. Oil from Kharsang is sent by truck to IndianOil's 0.65m t/y Digboi refinery about 50-km west.

Kharsang is only producing associated gas. "We're not producing gas as no market is nearby to sell it," we hear.

Operator GeoEnpro (10%) shares Kharsang with Geopetrol (25%), Jubilant (25%) and Oil India (40%).