Cairn Makes Discovery in Western India

Cairn has made a second consecutive hydrocarbon discovery on Block RJ-ON-90/1 onshore Rajasthan in Western India with its exploration well RJ-H-1. The well is located approximately 50 kilometers north of the Guda-2 oil discovery drilled in 1999.

The well was directionally drilled to a total depth of 1,837 meters and encountered several hydrocarbon bearing units below 1,400 meters.

The first drill stem test in fractured basement produced formation water. The second test, carried out on a sand with a gross perforated interval of 27 meters, produced a stabilized flow rate of 620 barrels per day of 41 degrees API oil on a half-inch choke. Operations will continue with a third drill stem test in a separate formation.