ONGC to explore for oil and gas at Kadi-Asjol and Jotana Ext-III in Mehesana district of Gujarat in Western on shore basin. Both the blocks are part of Cambay Basin. Both the PELs are located in District Mehsana, Gujarat. The company proposed to drill two exploratory wells (one well in each PEL) in the above mentioned PEL Blocks. Location of proposed exploratory wells is firmed up after interpretation of 2D/3D seismic data. The well no. HND-1 will be drilled in Kadi-Asjol PEL and well no. JNXK in Jotana Ext.-III PEL. For drilling of said wells on 110M X 110M land area is acquired on temporary basis, If oil or hydrocarbons are found then 30M x 30M area of land shall be kept and remaining land shall be returned to land owners. Total area of above PELs is 96.8 sq. km. The area of KADI-ASJOL PEL is 92.00 sq. Km. and Jotana Ext.-III PEL is 4.8 sq. km. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 60 million.
NaftoGaz India to undertake exploratory drilling at block AA-ONN-2004/4 in Assam located in District Tinsukia. The block is surrounded by tea estate gardens like powai and upper Dihing forest falls in north and Margherita, Lekhajan, Namdang and Ledo forest in South. It is proposed to drill 6 exploratory wells in the block. The average depth of the wells will be 2500-3000m below ground level and water based drilling fluid will be used. The drilling for each well would be 30- 40 days. The cost of Geophysical, Geological and Satellite Survey will be Rs. 24.00 crores and for exploratory drilling will be Rs. 84.00 crores.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation to explore in Karbi Anglong area in Assam. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 560 million. Area of each drill site will be 1.80 hectare, which will be acquired on short term lease. The total Area of Block is PEL area- 465 Sq. Km. This block is situated to the west of Dimapur PEL and south of the oil producing areas of Khoraghat & Nambar and falls in Daldali and Dhansiri reserved forest. Dhansiri is the main river in the area.
Oil India to carry out exploratory drilling at PEL Block in Lohit district in Assam. The project involves drilling one exploratory well up to depth of 4200-5500 m. Estimated original oil in place (OOIP) is 11.80 MMT and gross ultimate recovery (GUR) will be 3.54 MMT. The total project cost is estimated at Rs. 350 million.