Drilling Begins at KPL-3E-5 Well in Kharsang Oil Field

Jubilant Energy reported that KPL-3E-5, the sixth and last well of the Phase III Extension development drilling campaign in the oil producing Kharsang field in north eastern India, was spud Aug. 2.

KPL-3E-5, located in the northern part of the field, is being drilled as an infill development well between KSG#22 and KSG#42, with the D-00 reservoir sand layer as primary objective, and the G-00 sand layers as secondary objectives. The well is planned to deviate approximately 1,045 feet (318.5 meters) to the west from the existing plinth of the well KSG#42, and will be drilled to a target depth of approximately 3,330 feet (1,015 meters) Measured Depth (MD), and 3,117 feet (950 meters) True Vertical Depth (TVD).

The fifth development well of the current campaign, KSG#69 (previously referred to as KPL-3E-1), which was spud June 24, was successfully drilled to a revised target depth of 5,130 feet (1,563.6 meters) MD, and 4,457 feet (1,358.4 meters) TVD. Formation evaluation is in progress for this well, using the results of wire-line logs, drill cuttings and formation pressure data from the Reservoir Dynamic Tester. The consortium will be testing the hydrocarbon bearing sands and expects to put the deepest oil-bearing sand in production soon. The KSG#69 well will be tested with a smaller capacity work-over rig, which will be mobilized to the site shortly. A further release will follow regarding the actual test results.

GeoEnpro Petroleum Ltd., a joint venture between GeoPetrol and Jubilant Enpro (a member of the wider Jubilant Bhartia Group), is the operator of the Kharsang field. Jubilant holds a 25 percent interest in the block through its subsidiary, Jubilant Energy (Kharsang) Pvt. Ltd. The other members of the consortium are Oil India Ltd. and GeoPetrol.

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