India: Dholka and Wavel Fields
In 1995, JTI entered into a production sharing agreement with the Government of India (GOI) to develop the Dholka and Wavel fields in Gujarat, India. Through our onsite improvements and analysis of the field's proven reserves, we have increased production in Dholka field three-fold, and doubled the reserves in Dholka field. In Wavel field, we have reactivated the abandoned field by drilling new wells.
The Dholka and Wavel fields are located in the state of Gujarat in India, about 320 miles north of Mumbai, and within 38 miles from Ahmedabad, a major city in Gujarat, India. Dholka field has numerous hydrocarbon zones including conventional sandstone-siltstone reservoirs and newly discovered shale reservoirs. Wavel field also has numerous hydrocarbon zones.
As of June 2023, Dholka Field produces about 680 Barrels of Oil Equivalent per day (BOE/D) including 560 barrels of oil per day and 0.9 Millions of cubic feet of Gas per day (equivalent to 120 BOE per day).
As of June 2023, there are 40 producing wells in the Dholka field with oil production of about 560 barrels of oil per day and gas production of about 28,000 Std. Cubic Meters (SCM) per day. The majority of produced gas is sold to local business enterprises.
We own a work-over rig which is being used to maintain and improve production in Dholka & Wavel fields. We have successfully maintained production in both fields by doing work-over jobs.
During the first half of 2023, we drilled 2 new wells and reactivated a behind pipe zone in an old well. Production rate has subsequently increased and it has now stabilized. We have also commenced additional secondary recovery project in the Dholka field by converting one additional well into a water injection well. As of June 2023, we have two active water-injection schemes for secondary recovery in Dholka field. Our daily injection rate averages at about 800-900 barrels of water injection.
Wavel field was abandoned. After JTI took over the field, we reactivated it by drilling two new wells. JTI started oil production from the Wavel field in January 2004. During first half of 2023, JTI drilled one new well in Wavel field. The new well is now tested and the production has stabilized. As of June 2023, three wells produce 75 barrels of oil per day.