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Second gas well discovered in Mannar basin

Cairn Lanka has discovered a second well of natural gas off the shore of Mannar.

The well was drilled to a depth of 3 miles and gas was discovered in three zones.

The company said in a statement that further drilling would be necessary to determine the commercial viability of the discovery.

Cairn Lanka is a subsidiary of Cairn India, of which 52% is owned by British based Cairn Energy.

See our previous post:

'Natural gas found in Mannar basin' (Oct 2011)

‘Speculation as drilling begins in Mannar’ (Aug 2011)

'Scurried pact for oil off Mannar' (Jul 2008)

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