Reliance Recommences Drilling Offshore India

Hardy O&G announced the recommencement of drilling of the exploration well KGV-D3-W1, on the Company's KG-DWN-2003/1 (D3) exploration license. 

The KGV-D3-W1 exploration well recommenced drilling on August 10, 2010 using the Transocean rig Discoverer 534 in a water depth of 1,653 m. The target depth of the well, which aims to explore the hydrocarbon potential of Mio-Pliocene sands, is 3,514 m MD. 

The KGV-D3-W1 well, was spud on April 2, 2010 using the Transocean rig the Deepwater Expedition. The well had been suspended at the end of May 2010, at a depth of 2,608 m MD, due to an unresolved problem with the BOP control system of the Deepwater Expedition drilling rig. 

The D3 license is located in the Krishna Godavari Basin on the East Coast of India and covers an area of approximately 3,288 km2. The Company holds a 10 percent participating interest in the block, with Reliance Industries Limited holding 90 percent as operator.

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