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Cairn India drills three oil-bearing discoveries in Rajasthan

18th September 2014

Three new oil discoveries have been made in Block RJ-ON-90/1 onshore India, taking the total number of discoveries in the block to date to 36, according to the operator Cairn India

Cairn India drills three oil-bearing discoveries in Rajasthan
This is a significant discovery, in view of its proximity to the Mangala oil field and fast track appraisal is planned to facilitate rapid commercialisation of this discovery

Exploration well DP-1 has encountered 70-metre gross oil bearing interval in the Barmer Hill formation. The well has been fracked and tested, flowing oil at 120 bopd.

The DP structure is located six kilometres north-west of Mangala field and has an aerial extent of 21 square kilometres.

This is a significant discovery, in view of its proximity to the Mangala oil field and fast track appraisal is planned to facilitate rapid commercialisation of this discovery.

Exploration well Saraswati SW-1 has been tested in a Mesozoic sand interval and flowed oil at 248 bopd.

Well Aishwariya-46 flowed oil at 182 bopd in Dharvi Dungar formation, making it the 36th discovery in RJ- ON-90/1.

This well represents the first Dharvi Dungar oil discovery in the northern part of Barmer basin.

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