Early transport of oil has also commenced by trucking to the Sharyoof central processing facilities some 10 km from the well, at daily gross volumes of ca. 200 - 250 BOPD. Contingent on the final test results, a pipeline and other facilities will be installed to connect the Bayoot oil production to the Sharyoof facilities on permanent basis.
As previously reported substantial mud losses occurred during drilling the basement interval. It is estimated that up to 8.000 barrels of drilling & completion fluid have been lost into the fractured basement interval. To date some 2 000 barrels of this fluid has been recovered trough back flowing. A full clean-up of the well flow is therefore assumed to take several additional days of testing.
The Bayoot structure is located on a very prospective basement trend between the Suna field in Block 14 some 14 km to the south east, and the Kahrir field in Block 10 some 15 km to the south west. The Suna and Kahrir fields have proven to be the most successful basement producing fields in Yemen to date.
The exploration well, Hekma # 1 is also currently being drilled some 5 km from Bayoot SW # 2.
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