Reliance Industries to carry out exploratory drilling at Onshore Block CB-ONN-2003/1 (Part A & B) in Anand district in Gujarat and in Cambay basin. The block CB-ONN-2003/1 (Part A & B) is located in Ahmedabad and Anand districts of Gujarat. Part A of the block lies in Dholka and Dhandhuka talukas of Ahmedabad district and Tarapur & Khambahat taluka of Anand district and part B of the block lies in Khambahat and Borsad taluka of Anand dist. of Gujarat. The area of part A and part B of the blocks are 570 and 65 km2 respectively. It may be noted, river Sabarmati flows from north to south in part A of the block and Mahi Sagar flows from east to west in the south of part B block. The unit proposes to drill 31 exploratory wells in the block.
CAIRN Energy India to carry out exploratory drilling in an area of approximately 5000 sq. km covering in 4 districts (Darbhanga, Madhubani, Samastipur and Seharsa) in Ganga Valley Block of GV-ONM- 2002/1 Block in Bihar. The total estimated cost of the proposed exploration/appraisal wells is approximately Rs 4000 -5000 million. It is proposed to drill 20 Nos. of wells. For a drill site of about 2 - 2.25 Ha land will be required. Approved drilling fluid will be used for drilling and the proposed depth will be 3000 - 4000m. For storage and disposal of drill cutting impervious lined pit will be constructed.
ONGC to carry out exploratory drilling of 8 wells at NELP III Block AA-ONN-2001/3 and ten wells in Nambar area for oil and gas in Golaghat district of Assam. Total 18 nos. of exploratory wells will be drilled. So far, 40 wells have been drilled within these fields and 22 wells are producing hydrocarbons. It is proposed to drill a total of 10 new exploratory wells in ML area, five wells from two clusters (locations) CP-3 & CP-4 and five other new wells for exploration and extraction of hydrocarbon in the Nambar field. Three locations namely NRDE, NRDG, NRDH from cluster (CP-3) and two locations NRDF and NRDI from CP-4 are available and five other new exploratory wells locations will be firmed up. It may be noted, Rengma river flows through the wells.
ONGC to carry out exploratory drilling of 8 wells in East Lakhibari Area in Golaghat district of Assam. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 925 million. Three locations (ELAB, ELAC and ELAF) are available and 5 others are to be firmed up.