Sunday, December 4, 2022

NE’s second deepest onland drilling well in Sadiya

State-owned Oil India Limited (OIL) on Thursday said it has spudded an ultra-deep well in Assam’s Sadiya, making it the deepest onland drilling well to be drilled by OIL as an Operator and deepest onland well in entire Northeast once it reaches target drilling depth, reports East Mojo.
The spudding ceremony, under Frontier Basin Project – set up in order to accelerate the company’s exploration, especially in frontier ranking exploratory acreages, was graced by Sadiya MLA Bolin Chetia, deputy commissioner of Tinsukia Narsing Pawar, SP Sadiya Mohan Lal Meena, RCE of OIL Prasanta Borkakoty, ED (BM_A&AA) of ONGCL Susma Rawat and officials from Bharat Petro Resources Limited.
According to the OIL, the well, SDYA-1, is located between 2 No Bishnupur Borgohain and 01 No Bishnupur Pahukhuwa Gaon under Sadiya on the north-eastern bank of River Brahmaputra. “This ultra-deep well has a target depth of 6,450 metres.”
“The drilling has been planned in two phases. The first phase of exploratory drilling covers a depth of 4,500 m and will be drilled by deploying a 2000 HP rig,” OIL said, adding that “subsequently, a 3000 HP rig is proposed to be deployed to drill down the remaining deeper target depth.”
The block is operated under a consortium between OIL (PI-40%), ONGCL :(PI-40%), BRPL (PI-20%).
The OIL said, on reaching the target drilling depth, this well will be the deepest onland drilling well to be drilled by OIL as an operator after Mechaki-3, which was drilled down to a depth of 5,636 Mtrs in 2013-14. “This is the second well to be spudded by Frontier Basin Project next to Thenzawl, Well No MZ-8, which was spudded in Mizoram in the year 2019.”

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