Cyclone hits drilling of India's deepest well

Vol 5, PW 8 (06 Jun 01) News in Brief

Drilling has resumed at the site of India's deepest well following a severe cyclonic storm offshore Gujarat in the Gulf of Kutch.

Petrowatch learns the 'Frontier Duchess' drillship operated by Jagson International of Norway resumed drilling at GK-27-1 - one hour and 30 minutes chopper ride from Porbander (birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi) - late on Saturday 2nd May after a five-day suspension because of bad weather. "We were caught in the middle," learns Petrowatch.

"It has calmed down now and we'll be lowering the BOP sometime this week." By last Saturday Frontier Duchess had drilled 607 metres of a proposed 5,615-metre well for ONGC in water depths of 134 metres.

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