Central Asia-focused Roxi Petroleum announced Wednesday that it spud its BNG Well 143, located on the MJ-F structure on the South Yelemes field in Kazakhstan, on April 1.
The total depth of the well is 8,200 feet and drilling is expected to take around 45 days. The exploration well is targeting Jurassic Callovian sands at a depth of 7,120 feet, while its secondary objective is in Cretaceous Valanginian limestone at a depth of 6,350 feet.
Roxi Chairman Clive Carver commented in a company statement:
"We are pleased to have commenced the 2013 drilling campaign at BNG. This is the first of four planned wells at BNG this year, including two deep wells."
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