Reliance Spuds Fifth D3 Well Offshore India

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Reliance Industries commenced exploratory drilling on well KGV-D3-W1 on the KG-DWN-2003/1 (D3) exploration license, offshore India. Located in a water depth of 5,423 feet (1,653 meters), the well spudded on April 2, 2010 by Transocean's Deepwater Expedition. The target depth of the well is 11,529 feet (3,514 meters) MDRT, and the well aims to explore the hydrocarbon potential of Mio-Pliocene sands. Three gas discoveries have been made on the D3 license, and the fourth well, G1, was pre-drilled to the 20-inch casing point and will be re-entered to reach its target depth in the near future. Reliance Industries operates the D3 license, which is located in the Krishna Godavari Basin on the East Coast of India and spans approximately 812,482 acres (3,288 square kilometers).


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