RIL Tests Presence Of Natural Gas In Contentious Discoveries
Reliance Industries has successfully tested presence of natural gas in one of the two KG-D6 block natural gas discoveries which the sector regulator DGH had previously refused to recognise. RIL last week completed Drill Stem Test (DST) on the Dhirubhai-29 (D-29) gas discovery that established presence of hydrocarbon, sources privy to the development said. A rig used to conduct the DST will now be moved to the other find, D-30 in the Bay of Bengal for conducting similar test, they said. The Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) had refused to recognise the 2007 gas discoveries of D-29, 30 and 31 in the eastern offshore KG-D6 block in absence of its prescribed conformity test, DST.