Oil India strikes in Upper Assam basin

DULIAJAN, June 7, 2017 – Oil India has made an oil find in petroleum mining lease Baghjan, the county’s second-largest exploration and production company announced on Tuesday.


The discovery was made through the South Baghjan-2 well in the Upper Assam basin in May. During tests, the well flowed at a rate of 629 bopd from a sand layer at a depth of 4,154 metres. “The well is put on regular production,” Oil India said in a press release.

During financial year 2016-17, the company’s working areas across the Upper Assam basin yielded 10 discoveries, most recently in April. That month, Oil India made two finds via the Borbhuibil-1 and Lakwagaon-1 wells at depths of 3,322 and 4,300 metres, respectively. The latter flowed at 629 bopd, the former at 176 bopd.

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