Kochi, Aug 2 (ANI): The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is all set to start a major oil drilling off Kochi coast from today.
Most of the preliminary exploratory drilling confirmed the presence of hydro-carbon, carbohydrate and other chemicals.
According to scientists, geological samples obtained under the sea matched seismic and geo-chemical studies and the chemical study results stand positive for further drilling.
ONGC CMD R S Sharma and other directors have already arrived in the city to announce the drilling.
The top officials will first visit the site with the help of helicopters and later a formal announcement will be made.
For this purpose, a rig, which can drill up to a depth of 6,500 metres, is already in place off the Kochi coast. By Juhan Samuel(ANI)