Oil India spuds 2nd Rajasthan well

Vol 19, PW 3 (08 Oct 15) News in Brief

After a disappointing result at its first well, Oil India is praying for better luck at its second well at onland Rajasthan block RJ-ONN-2005/2 near the India-Pakistan border.

PETROWATCH learns Oil India plans to complete the second well by November after spudding it on September 30 at this NELP-VII Jaisalmer basin block, soon after receiving a six-month extension to the Phase-I exploration period which ended on June 24. The first well was spud on June 12 after the company interpreted high resolution seismic data and 1491-sq km of 3D shot by Geofizyka Torun.

“The first well took 60 days and minor indications were seen,” says a consortium source. “After testing it turned out dry.

” Oil India has also applied for an additional 17-month extension, citing ‘excusable delays’, but is still awaiting the DGH’s response. “The DGH must decide if the excusable delay extension is for six, eight or 17 months,” we hear.

Oil India and partners HPCL-Mittal Energy and HOEC have identified four drilling locations last year.

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