Nido Petroleum and its Joint Venture partner Kairiki Energy have provided this progress report on the Tindalo-1 exploration well currently drilling in Service Contract 54 (SC54), located in the NW Palawan Basin, offshore the Philippines.
The Nido Formation reservoir was intersected at approximately 1635 mRT (meters below the rotary table) yesterday evening. The wet gas readings observed while drilling and cuttings recovered from the top reservoir demonstrating fluorescence are both indicative of the presence of hydrocarbons. Any hydrocarbon accumulation will be confirmed with wireline logs after drilling the 8 1/2" hole section.
As of the date of the last report the 30" conductor had been set at the planned depth of 202 mRT within the well. Activities completed since that report include: October 9th, 17 1/2" hole section was drilled through to the casing point at a measured depth of 1061 mRT; October 11th, 13 3/8" casing was run and cemented in the 17 1/2" hole; and October 13th, 12 1/4" hole section was drilled through to the casing point at the top of the Nido Formation primary reservoir target. The forward well program for Tindalo-1 calls for the following next steps:
If the wireline logs demonstrate potentially commercial hydrocarbon volumes, the well will be capped and prepared for completion as a production well for extended well testing at a later date;
If the wireline logs demonstrate there are non-commercial volumes of hydrocarbons or that the well is dry, the well will be plugged and abandoned (P&A); and
Tindalo-1 is expected to take approximately three weeks to drill in total and during this time the daily drilling reports authored by the Philippines Department of Energy are available through a link on Nido's homepage.
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