JUBILANT Energy has started drilling a second appraisal well in the Deen Dayal East area of Krishna Godavari block, off the coast of India.
The appraisal well DDE-APP-1, located in 101m of water, was spudded – or drilled into – on Saturday by the “Deep Driller-1” rig from Aban Offshore.
Jubliant said the target depth of the well is 4,750m true vertical depth with the objective of appraising the hydrocarbon bearing sands of the KG-16 discovery well.
This is the 17th well to be drilled by the consortium in the block. The last 12 of the wells drilled all contained gas and condensate.
Jubilant holds a 10 per cent participating interest in this block through its subsidiary Jubilant Offshore Drilling Private Limited in India.
Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, with an 80 per cent participating interest, is the operator for the block.