Exploratory block GK-OSN-2009/2 was awarded to a consortium consisting of AWEL (30%), ONGC (40%) and Indian Oil Corporation (30%) in the NELP-VIII bid round. ONGC is the operator of the block.
During the first phase of exploration, the consortium drilled an exploratory well that encountered gas at the early Eocene level, at an interval of 898-900m. The appraisal of the gas discovery is currently on-going. The consortium has drilled one appraisal well in the block during the last quarter of FY 2016-17. Further appraisal locations are being finalized for FY 2017-18.