Oilex Ltd has recently commenced gas production from the Bhandut Field, located onshore Gujarat, India. The Bhandut-3 well is currently flowing at the expected stabilised rate of 0.70MMscfd (120 boepd) through a 8/64” choke. Gas produced from Bhandut-3 is initially processed at the on-site production facilities and then delivered to a third party operated gas processing plant where it is further treated to the required pipeline specification. It is subsequently compressed for entry into the high pressure gas network for delivery to an end user.
Oilex is the Operator and holds 40% equity in the Bhandut Field, with Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) holding the remaining equity interest. The Bhandut-3 well is producing from a previously undeveloped sandstone at a depth of 1010m at virgin reservoir pressure. This zone was flow tested by Oilex and the Joint Venture in 2013 confirming good reservoir quality. As this is the first production from this individual reservoir, the production will be closely monitored to facilitate a greater understanding of its potential.