Reliance Industries makes 7th oil discovery in Cambay

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has announced discovery of another oil well in Cambay basin.

This discovery, named ‘Dhirubhai–50’, the seventh oil discovery in the block so far, has been notified to the Government of India and to the Director General, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons. The potential commercial interest of the discovery is being ascertained through more data gathering and analysis. This discovery supplements the understanding of the petroleum system in the Cambay basin in general and this block in particular. Based on interpretation of the acquired 3D seismic campaign in the contract area, several more prospects with upside potential have been identified at different stratigraphic levels.

The discovery is significant, as this play fairway is expected to open more oil pool areas leading to better hydrocarbon potential within the block. The block CB-ONN-2003/1 is located at a distance of nearly 130-km from Ahmedabad, Gujarat in the Cambay basin. The block covers an area of 635-sq km in two parts, viz. Part A & Part B. RIL, as Operator, holds 100% Participating Interest (PI) in the block.
The site in Cambay basin is located at 130 km from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. “The potential commercial interest of the discovery is being ascertained through additional data gathering and analysis,” the company said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

It is being reported that the well flowed about 410 barrels of oil per day and the company has 100 percent interest in the block. After the news, the scrip of RIL was trading at Rs. 1,081.80 which was up by 1.74 percent on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

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