Good news for ONGC in Gujarat

Vol 13, PW 19 (11 Mar 10) News in Brief

Next month (April) ONGC will begin drilling the final three wells of a five-well development programme at its new Nadipur Low field as it inches towards a target to produce 5000 tonnes/day (35,000 b/d) from its Ahmedabad asset.

Last week ONGC reported good news when the second of its five development wells at Nadipur Low began flowing 160 b/d after being drilled to a depth of 1700 metres to the Eocene formation by ONGC’s Cardwell-IV 150-tonne rig. This well sits just 100 metres from the Limbodara#180 well in the 12-sq km Nadipur Low area, which began producing 350 b/d of 37-degree API oil from November 11.

Discovered in November last year, Nadipur Low sits between the Kalol and Limbodra fields in north Gujarat. ONGC is currently setting up a Group Gathering Station, multi phased pumps and a pipeline network, which should be ready for operation by March next year.

ONGC’s Ahmedabad asset these days produces around 4700 tonnes/day (33,000 b/d).

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