The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has found a gas field having estimated 1.5 lakh cubic metres of natural gas (hydrocarbon) at Kalaban in Tripura, ONGC sources said on Monday.
The gas field was discovered after drilling 2,500 meters, the sources said.
After signing an MoU with the Centre last year for the supply of natural gas to the proposed 1,000 MW gas-based power project at Palatana in Tripura, ONGC started an exploration gas field drive last year.
The Palatana power project will commence production by 2012.
In 2008-09, ONGC has discovered two gas wells at Tulakuna in the south district and Khubal in the north district.
ONGC has drilled 130 wells in Tripura since 1972, of which 70 have been found to be gas-bearing.
In Tripura, the ONGC's drilling success rate stands at 2:1, which is better than any state in the country.