India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has made two natural gas discoveries in the nominated PEL blocks in India.
The first discovery is in the KG basin where a well was drilled to a depth of 4,600m to explore the synrift Cretaceous sequence.
The well encountered a 30m gas column with gas flowing at a rate of 75,000m³ per day and condensate at 3m³ per day.
This discovery has further established the prospects of the Raghavapuram play towards the south-west of VG-1 in the north Pasarlapudi area of the East Godavari basin in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
The second well in the Cambay basin was drilled in the east of the Limbodra field to a depth of 680m to explore the Limbodra and Kalol pays.
The well encountered 11m gross pay of late Eocene age of the Tarapur formation and flowed oil on testing, opening up new play along the eastern margin.