Key Project :
KG-DWN-98/2 ( yet to decide )
Deep- Water Exploration Block in KG Basin( KG-DWN-98/2)
  • Deep water Exploration block in Krishna Godavari Basin offered under 1st NELP Round in 1999.
  • Perodril involved in preparation of bid and award of project to Cairn Energy.
  • Bid submitted in Q4 1999, PSC signed on April 12, 2000.
  • 1500 Sq. Km 3D seismic survey started on April 14, 2000, And completed on June 30, 2000.
  • 1st Deep-Water well beyond 1000 meters of water depth drilled in the block.
  • Four Hydrocarbon discoveries announced by Cairn Energy within 18 months of award of licence.
  • First major new field discovery under NELP named 'Annapurna' on July 5, 2001.
  • Two new oil fields discovered-named 'Padmavati' and 'Kanaka Durga' on December 7, 2001.