Romanian Jimbolia Well Not Flowing as Expected

Romania-focused Zeta Petroleum reported Tuesday that oil has not flowed as expected at its 39 percent-owned Jimbolia-100 well on the Jimbolia oil concession.

In mid-August, Zeta announced that both oil and gas flowed to surface during production testing of the second interval of Jimbolia-100 and that the operator would be applying standard conventional stimulation methods in an effort to improve the well flow rates.

However, Zeta said Tuesday that the well's operator, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, recently informed the company that following stimulation operations the second interval did not flow oil to surface, only producing gas containing high levels of carbon dioxide.

The operator is now preparing to test the two remaining intervals: the third interval lies between 8,310 feet and 8,320 feet and the fourth interval between 8,275 feet and 8,288 feet.

Zeta Managing Director Bogdan Popescu commented in a company statement:

"The post-stimulation test results on the second interval of the Jimbolia well are obviously a disappointment.  The operator, who is fully funding the drilling of the Well, intends to test the two remaining intervals to the total depth of 2,526 meters, and an update will be made in due course."

Have a news tip? Share it with Rigzone!


Post a Comment Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.


Our Privacy Pledge

More from this Author
Rigzone Staff
e-mail us at
 -  EOR to Pay Lower Purchase Price for In... (Dec 1)
 -  Sterling Energy in Dispute with Camero... (Dec 1)
 -  Lekoil Acquires Afren's Stake in the O... (Dec 1)
 -  Muhibbah Says Malaysia's Ophir Field W... (Nov 30)
 -  Edvard Grieg Field Begins Production (Nov 30)

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Technical Advisor
Expertise: Petroleum Engineering|Well Intervention
Location: Houston, TX
Dean of Deepwater Center for Workforce Excellence
Expertise: HR - Trainer / Instructor|Petroleum Engineering
Location: Schriever, LA
Rig Expeditor
Expertise: Paramedic / Nurse|Rig File Clerk
Location: North Slope, AK
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $44.61/BBL 3.37%
Light Crude Oil : $41.65/BBL 3.22%
Natural Gas : $2.235/MMBtu 1.13%
Updated in last 24 hours