ONGC Videsh in oil & gas discoveries in Brazil and Colombia

ONGC Videsh, international business of the Indian oil company ONGC, has announced two discoveries in Brazil and Colombia.

The company on Wednesday said it had made a major gas discovery at the Moita Bonita-2 well in the deepwater block BM-SEAL-4, Brazil in the Sergipe Alagoas Basin.

Petrobras as operator of BM-SEAL-4 consortium with ONGC Videsh, completed drilling of the well Moita Bonita-2 in deep offshore Brazil located in the Moita Bonita Area (block BM-SEAL-4) at a water depth of 2629m and encountered gas-bearing sand of total thickness of 39m at the depth of 5227m and oil-bearing sand of total thickness of 24m at deeper depths.

Drill Stem Test (DST) was performed in the gas carrier interval 5252m to 5291m, and the result showed good production from the reservoir, ONGC Videsh said.

Petrobras is the operator of the consortium (75% PI) and partners ONGC Videsh (25% PI). The consortium plan to continue the operational activities to evaluate the discovery to ascertain its commerciality, the Indian company said.

Elsewhere, in Colombia, the well Sol-1, in the block CPO-5 encountered the oil-bearing sands of 8 meters at a depth of 2852m.

Oil discovery in Sol-1 confirms the extent of oil pay further south of the block. ONGC Videsh had earlier discovered commercial oil in the same pay in wells Mariposa-1 and Indico-1 in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Both the wells are under production now, the company said.

ONGC Videsh, as Operator, holds 70% participating interest (PI) in CPO-5 block. The balance 30% PI is owned by Petrodorado South America S.A., Sucursal (PDSA), Colombia.


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