Reliance ready for second well at D3

Vol 11, PW 20 (21 Feb 08) News in Brief

Reliance is set to spud the second of its six-well Phase-I exploration well commitment at eastern offshore deepwater block KG-DWN-2003/1 (also known as D3) where last week it announced a significant gas discovery.

PETROWATCH learns Reliance has â€کreleased’ a second well location for Transocean floater C. Kirk Rhein, which can drill in water depths of 1000 metres.

On February 13, Reliance said Kirk Rhein had struck gas in its first well on this block, where UK-listed Hardy Oil & Gas also holds 10%. Drilled in 716 metres water depth, the well revealed an 84-metre gross pay zone, on a DST carried out between 1565 and 1585 metres.

“Logs have established that this pay zone,â€‌ we hear, “will cover a large area of the block.â€‌ Over a week, testing yielded a gas flow of 38.1m cf/d through a 120/64-inch choke.

No data is yet available of the flowing wellhead pressure. Gas from the discovery is 99% methane and was discovered in Pliestocene era sediments.

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