Reliance Hits Gas Pay Offshore India



Reliance Industries made a gas discovery in exploratory well KG-D9-A2 in the D9 license.

The well KGD9-A2 reached a total depth of 16,014 feet (4,881 meters) MDRT with the purpose of exploring the play fairway in the Early and Late Miocene Channel Levee complex. The discovery lies in a water depth of about 8,858 feet (2,700 meters). The operator evaluated wireline MDT and found the well discovered three sand reservoirs with a gross thickness of about 72 feet (22 meters).

Reliance will now analyze the data to determine if the find is commercially viable. The D9 exploration license is in the Krishna Godavari basin on the east coast of India and covers an area of about 2 million acres (8,695 square kilometers). Reliance operates the license, holding a 90% interest; Hardy holds the remaining interest. 

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