ONGC Videsh Begins Production from Block 4 in Sudan

ONGC Videsh says production from the Diffra field in Block 4 of GNOP Sudan commenced on May 15, 2004. The first well in Block 4, DW-3 produced oil on May 15th followed by DW-1, DW-4, and Hamam-2. The fifth well Hamam-1 was commissioned on May 24th. Oil production from Diffra has now been established and this field is currently producing nearly 20,400 bopd (barrel of oil per day). Now that these five wells have come onstream, oil production from the GNOP has crossed 300,000 bopd mark.

OVL has 25% stake in the GNOP project, which is held through its 100% owned subsidiary ONGBV, registered in the Netherlands. OVL, the international E&P company of India earned nearly 428 crore profit during FY2003-04 and is keen to increase its oil and gas production from the overseas assets. The company at present has 11 assets in 8 countries of which 5 assets have oil and gas discoveries and two of them are producing oil and gas.