Jubilant announced the spudding on July 28, 2011 of KPL-A, the first development well of the Phase-III drilling campaign in the Kharsang Field, Arunachal Pradesh, India. The well is located in the northern area of the field and is an infill well targeting the shallow C-50 and D-00 producing Girujan sand layers. The well, which will be deviated by 272 metres towards the northeast, will be drilled to a total depth of around 800 metres TVD, is expected to take three weeks to drill and will cost approximately USD 1.75 million, of which USD 0.44 million will be payable by Jubilant.
The well will test the Upper Girujan C-50 and D-00 sand layers that are currently producing across 10 existing wells ranging from 25 to 140 bopd. The consortium expects to encounter around 35 meters of net reservoir sand.
The well is part of the seven well Phase-III drilling campaign in Kharsang which is planned to be completed by February 2012. On completion of this well, the rig will move to the next development well of the Phase-III drilling campaign.
GeoEnpro Petroleum Ltd., a joint venture of Geopetrol and Jubilant Enpro (a member of the wider Jubilant Bhartia Group), is the operator of Kharsang Field. Jubilant holds a 25% interest in the block through its subsidiary, Jubilant Energy (Kharsang) Pvt Ltd. The other members of the consortium are Oil India Ltd and Geopetrol.
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