AED advised that the Lempuyang-1 well testing operations are now complete. Continued mechanical issues resulted in the testing program being curtailed, due to safety concerns associated with unintended gas flowing into the well from perforations and/or damaged casing. This is believed to be due to failure of the packer in the well and/or damage to the well casing above the packer. As a result, the Lempuyang-1 well will now be plugged and abandoned.
The Lempuyang-1 well intersected excellent quality reservoir sands, with gas being flowed to surface from two test intervals. Some thin gas sands were interpreted at the lower reservoir test interval (3077-3131.5 mMD – of which 24 meters were perforated). The upper
While the testing results are inconclusive, AED notes that the data obtained supports the Joint Venture's optimism in relation to the Lempuyang prospect and surrounding acreage. AED has obtained valuable information regarding the onshore geology of Brunei, within an overpressured environment. As such, the Lempuyang-1 drilling and testing results will be integrated and used for future exploration assessment of the updip area within the eastern part of Block L, where 3D seismic is currently being considered. Further appraisal and
Further to the Company's release of April 1, 2011, the Joint Venture currently anticipates that the following exploration activity will occur at Block L in the near term:
The Block L Joint Venture comprises AED South East Asia Limited (50% operating interest), Kulczyk Oil Ventures (40%) and QAF Brunei (10%).
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