As of Thursday morning, the Dalma Rig number 3 was rigged up and all systems go awaiting final checks. Tethys expects to begin drilling operations within 48 hours when the surface cement plugs of the Jebel Aswad well, set in 1995, will be penetrated and the re entry operations started. Drilling operations are expected to last for some 40 days, including two horizontal sections in among others the oil-bearing Natih limestone at 3,000 meters below the surface.
Tethys Oil (Oman) Limited is the operator and holds 40 percent interest on Block 15.
Tethys Oil AB is a Swedish company focused on exploration for and production of oil and natural gas. The company has interests in licenses in Oman, Denmark, Morocco, Spain, Turkey and France.
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