In its 232nd Board Meeting, ONGC declared two new discoveries.
Two new notified discoveries are:
I. Bantumilli South # 1, (1B Nomination PEL, Krishna Godavari Onland Basin, Andhra Pradesh)
Exploratory well Bantumilli South # 1, in 1B Nomination PEL of Krishna Godavari Onland Basin in the state of Andhra Pradesh was drilled to a depth of 4232.3 m. On testing (barefoot) the interval 4221 – 4232.3 m produced gas @ 98,010 m3/day through 4 mm choke.
This high potential discovery has further consolidated the prospectivity of the Nandigama arenaceous unit, already proven in nearby Malleswaram- Nandigama area.
II. Vadtal # 5 (NELP Block: CB-ONN-2004/2, Cambay Onland Basin, Gujarat):
Well Vadtal # 5 in NELP Block CB-ONN-2004/2, Cambay Onland Basin, in the state of Gujarat was drilled to a depth of 3615 m.
The intervals 1598 – 1604 m in Kalol formation (equivalent of Middle Eocene age) has confirmed the presence of oil.
This oil discovery in Kalol formation, in addition to already notified Chhatral discovery (in May, 2012) in the same well will boost the efforts of ONGC towards speedy development of this block.
This discovery well is situated 14 km to the west of Anand town in Anand district of Gujarat.