Over the period of a six day test, oil rates of 4,000 barrels per day ("bopd") were produced at stable wellhead flowing pressures of approximately 640 psia on a 46/64 inch choke with a gas oil ratio of 400 scf/bbl. No water production was experienced throughout the test. Oil gravity was confirmed to be 31 degrees API with properties similar to nearby fields. Due to surface facilities limitations, the flow rate was constrained to 4,000 bopd. The result of the production test is encouraging for the development of the field.
Shell and PanOcean are currently determining the feasibility of a development programme. The co-venturers are additionally planning to appraise the Damier discovery (announced in November 2004) in the first half of 2005.
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