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Cairn finds more oil in Rajasthan

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 09, 2013
First Published: 10:04 IST(9/4/2013) | Last Updated: 21:21 IST(9/4/2013)

Vedanta group firm Cairn India on Tuesday announced a new oil discovery at its block in Barmer, Rajasthan.

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"Cairn India has made its latest oil discovery, the 26th discovery so far in the RJ-ON-90/1 block, following recent policy clarity by the government to conduct exploration activity in development blocks," the company said in a statement.

The block oversight panel, called the 'Management Committee' approved the exploration work programme for the RJ-ON-90/1 block on February 14. After this Cairn India commenced the drilling of its first exploration well, Raageshwari-South-1, located in the southern part of the block, on February 25.

"Oil has been discovered and tested for the first time in Dharvi Dungar sands in Raageshwari-Tukaram area," Cairn said, adding the volumes of oil and the potential resource base associated with discovery are under evaluation.

Cairn CEO P Elango said the discovery in the block "reaffirms our belief that an aggressive exploration drilling programme will help harness the full potential of the Barmer Basin in Rajasthan."

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