The drilling has been carried out by the jackup Ocean Spur located at the new production platform on the Didon-field in Tunisia. The well has penetrated over 1,200 meters of the reservoir, which is over 800 meters more than previous production wells on the field, and the reservoir properties were found to be better than expected along the well path.
The drilling of the horizontal drain took longer than planned, mainly due to technical difficulties at the start of the drilling and equipment failures. The final results are, however, considered to be very good. The Didon-5 production well was initially estimated to have a production capacity of 12,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD), but based on the very good reservoir properties, PA Resources now expect the well to have a production capacity of more than 12,000 BOPD.
Currently, PA Resources is completing the well to be ready for production in November. Didon-5 will be the first well producing through the new Didon platform facilities. A gradual build up of production from the well are planned.
Following the completion of Didon-5, the drilling of the production well Didon-6 will begin in early November.
We are very pleased with the results from the Didon-5 well. This well will contribute significantly to the total production on the Didon field, says Ulrik Jansson, President and CEO of PA Resources AB.
PA Resources is operator and has a working interest of 100% in the Didon field.
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