MUMBAI, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Shares in India's state-run
producer Oil & Natural Gas Corp rose as much as 4.1
percent in early trade on Monday after the company reported a
higher-than-expected jump in quarterly profit over the weekend.
The company benefited from higher crude oil prices and
foreign exchange fluctuations and reported net profit of 60.8
billion rupees ($1.1 billion) for its fiscal first quarter ended
June, up from 41.0 billion rupees a year earlier.
ONGC Chairman Sudhir Vasudeva also said the producer has
made a fresh discovery at the D1 offshore field off India's
western coast, which could boost in-place reserves at the field
to an estimated 140 million tonnes of oil-equivalent from 82
million tonnes now.
Shares last gained 2.7 percent to 287.45 rupees.
(Reporting by Manoj Dharra; Editing by Rafael Nam)