AGARTALA, Jan 19 � Keeping in mind the future demand, oil giant ONGC would soon induct more rigs to speed up exploration drive across Tripura.
Currently, the oil giant is committed to supply five MMSCMD gas per day to OTPC, Tripura State Electricity Corporation Ltd (TSECL) and NEEPCO for power generation.
According to official sources, the present gas reserve is capable of meeting the demand of three customers � OTPC, TSECL and NEEPCO including Manarchak plant till 2032. If more gas is required, the ONGC will require more gas wells to meet the demand for future.
�At present, four rigs are functioning in the State and the ONGC has decided to induct two more heavy duty rigs in the next eight months to intensify the exploration drive in special locations�, said ONGC Tripura Asset Manager VP Mahawar.
He said heavy duty rigs would be capable of drilling 4,500 metre well while the ONGC is having rigs capable of drilling only 3000/3200 metre deep well.