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Oz firm estimates 206 Bcf gas in 1 Cambay basin zone find

Aussie oil and gas explorer Oilex  on Thursday said its Cambay basin discoveries in Gujarat hold 206 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of gas and 8 million barrels of condensate reserves in just one zone. “RISC Operations, an Australia-based, internationally recognised independent petroleum advisory group, has completed an resource report of the Eocene Formation of the Cambay Field,” Oilex said in a statement.

The Y zone in the Cambay block holds “2P reserves (proved and probable) of 206 Bcf gas and eight million barrels of condensate,” it said. Oilex said Unrisked Contingent Resources in zone Y together with another zone, X, comes to 720 Bcf gas and 52.8 million barrels of condensate. In oil and gas terminology, 2P reserves as considered more accurate with 50 per cent certainty of being recovered or produced. Contingent resource have only 10 per cent chance of being produced. The Cambay block has a third zone, Z and contingent resource across the three zone may be as high as 12 trillion cubic feet. Oilex Managing Director Ron Miller said the new estimate on the X and Y zones would provide a strong foundation for the immediate development of the Cambay field.

The 2P Reserves validate the forward program for commercial development of the Cambay Field, it said. Oilex expects to begin production from the Cambay-73 well in May and is also working towards production from the recently drilled Cambay-77H well. It plans to drill up to four wells this fiscal. The Cambay Field is located around 10 km from the gas pipeline network with spare capacity.
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