Reliance's Orissa Block Holds 960bn Cubic Feet of Gas

Reliance has released estimates of initial in-place gas at the NEC-OSN-97/2 block offshore Orissa where last month the company announced a significant discovery. Reliance last month told the oil ministry that the three discoveries at the NELP-1 block hold a total of 960 billion cubic feet of 'initial in place' gas.

On June 24th, Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani told shareholders in Mumbai that the Dhirubhai-9, 10 and 11 wells (named after group founder Dhirubhai Ambani) drilled at NEC-OSN-97/2 could hold between three to five trillion cubic feet in-place gas. ONGC had drilled about 60 dry wells on this block before it went to Reliance.

Discovery Water Depth Drilled Depth Net Gas Pay Gas in Place
Dhirubhai-9 64 meters 3,767 Meters 28.6 meters 400 bn cubic feet
Dhirubhai-10 84 meters 1,798 meters 35 meters 320 bn cubic feet
Dhirubhai-11 77 meters 2,020 meters 50.7 meters 240 bn cubic feet

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