Hardy Oil and Gas said that the KG-D9-B3 well on its D9 (KG-DWN-2001/1) exploration license in India has found two tertiary aged reservoir quality sand packages of 70m and 40m gross thickness respectively that suggested gas shows ranging from 6% to 9%.

The well has been drilled to a total depth of 3,829m MDRT by the Transocean drillship ‘Discoverer India’ in a water depth of 2,948m.

The company said that testing was carried out with the MDT tool ,which suggests water gradient in the sand packages.

Hardy further stated that the well has been plugged and abandoned.

The D9 exploration license is located in the Krishna Godavari Basin on the east coast of India that covers an area of approximately 11,605sq km.

Hardy holds a 10% participating interest in the license, which is operated by Reliance Industries.