Cairn Makes Another Discovery in Western India

Cairn confirms that it has completed the first of two planned drill stem tests on the LA-2 gas development well on Block CB/OS-2 in the Gulf of Khambat offshore Western India.

The well, which is located on the southern culmination of the Lakshmi gas field, was directionally drilled to a total depth of 1,460 meters and encountered two oil bearing zones below the main gas bearing horizons which are the subject of an ongoing development project.

The first DST (testing an interval from 1,411 to 1,420 meters) flowed at a stabilized rate of 5,196 barrels per day of 44 degrees API oil at a flowing wellhead pressure of 575 psi on a 56/64 inch choke and with a gas to oil ratio of 498 standard cubic feet to stock tank barrels. The flow rate was constrained by surface test equipment limitations.