Kuthalam Drilling Site Development   
Project Code 6000005170
Project Name Kuthalam Drilling Site Development
Project Type Capital Project Status Active
Sector Oil & Gas Project Stage Pre-Planning
Project Cost Rs. 50.00 Cr.  Project Phase Pre-feasibility Report
NIC Subcode(s) Description
06202 Onshore Extraction Of Natural Gas
06102 Onshore Extraction Of Crude Petroleum
Facility Name Kuthalam Drilling Site Status Planning 
Sector Oil & Gas Main Energy Source Diesel  
Commissioning Date 12-2020  Other Energy Sources  
Address ONGC, Karaikal Asset, Neravy Office Complex, Neravy (PO),
Karaikal, Puducherry
609604, India
Telephone 04368-238890
Fax 04368-238126
Owner Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Website http://www.ongcindia.com/
Operator Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Website http://www.ongcindia.com/

Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Limited RFQs for 1 exploratory shale oil and gas exploratory drilling programme in the on-land Kuthalam PML blocks of Cauvery Basin, Tamil Nadu are expected soon. The RFQs for tubings and flanges are out. The rigs are self-contained for all routine jobs. Once the drilling operations are completed, based on the evaluation of core/ cutting samples and log data collected in these assessment wells, prospective zones in the source rock shale formation will be identified for hydrofracturing and production testing. The targeted drilling depth of the well will be up to 3200m. The location is proposed to be drilled by ONGC owned electrical type rig. The equipment required for the project are casing pipes, drilling pipes, cementing services, drill bits, Xmas Tree and other oilfield chemicals. An EIA consultant has been already hired for the project. Further RFQs are expected shortly.

RFQ for the equipment and oilfield chemicals is expected by October 2018.

Expenditure Approval RFQ Date Release Date Start Date Completion Date Audit Date
Q1:2016 Oct/2018 Q4:Dec/2018 Nov/2019 Dec/2020 04/Dec/2019
Buy Fuel? Fuel Name Diesel
Name Project Role Designation Company City Phone Audit Date E-mail
Mr.K Baskar Owner General Manager Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Karaikal 9442500607 30/03/2020
Mr.S Kalaimani Owner General Manager Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Karaikal 9443009610 30/03/2020

Engineering Services
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
Contracting Services
  • Civil
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical