The well continues to clean up and unload some of the 7,690 barrels of drilling fluid lost into the target volcanic reservoir during drilling operations.
The well was free flowed on a choke setting of 32/64 inch on the annulus and shut-in on the tubing. Flowing casing head pressure is 260 psi, and shut in tubing head pressure is 250 psi. Pressure data at various choke settings suggests the well is capable of production at rates much higher than 1,920 bo/d.
Production has been temporarily choked back as a result of limited oil storage capacity. This situation will be rectified shortly, and the well will be put on production at rates of between 1,800 and 1,900 bopd.
NS2-D1 is the best well drilled to date within the NSE structural closure. All other NSE wells continue to perform above expectation with sustained oil rates and very low water cuts.
NS2-D1 is a deviated development well, drilled to a true vertical depth of 865 meters, within the southern fault compartment of the NSE oilfield between the POE-9 and NS8-D1 wells. The target volcanic reservoir was encountered at a depth of approximately 807 meters TVD penetrating approximately 78 meters (measured thickness) of reservoir section prior to the termination of drilling.
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