Gulfsands Petroleum has announced the successful completion of the expansion of the processing capacity at the Khurbet East Early
EXPANSION OF BLOCK 26 EARLY PRODUCTION FACILITY
The planned expansion of the Khurbet East EPF has been completed with the EPF now capable of handling approximately 18,000 barrels of fluid per day ('bfpd'). Tie-in operations have also been concluded on the previously drilled KHE-9 and KHE-10 production wells coincident with the completion of the expansion of the EPF, with the result that gross daily production from the Khurbet East Field has increased from approximately 10,730 barrels of oil per day ('bopd') during the month of June to approximately 14,700 bopd. The KHE-9 well is currently flowing at approximately 2,100 bopd and KHE-10 well is contributing approximately 1,900 bopd. As with the other production wells in the
Drilling operations on the KHE-11 horizontal well ('KHE-11') have also recently been successfully concluded, and this well is awaiting tie-back to the EPF. The KHE-11 well was spudded on June 20, at a surface location approximately 700 meters to the east of the Khurbet East discovery well KHE-1. KHE-11 is the third of three development wells planned to support the expansion of the Khurbet East EPF.
The KHE-11 well was drilled to a total measured depth of 2235 meters or 1962 metres true vertical depth ('TVD') and encountered the top of
KHURBET EAST FIELD DELINEATION WELL
The drilling rig has now moved on to drill well KHE-12, a delineation well located near the currently interpreted southern limit of the Khurbet East structure. KHE-12 is located some 3.2 kilometers south of the previous delineation well KHE-8, which encountered a full oil column. The objective of KHE-12 well is to provide structural and stratigraphic information which may lead to the extension of the Khurbet East Field into the southern tip of the Khurbet East fault block structure and to locate the field-wide oil-water contact. The KHE-12 well was spudded on August 1, and drilling operations are expected to be completed within approximately 45 days.
WELL WORKOVER PROGRAM COMMENCES
Operations have commenced this week on a three-well workover program using a recently contracted workover rig. The multiple
Wireline logs and core samples taken from the Yousefieh-2 and KHE-7 wells suggest that the oil bearing reservoirs in these wells are of
The workover programs will involve well testing operations inclusive of acid stimulation and artificial lift if required. Previous open hole testing conducted on the Yousefieh-2 well during drilling operations recovered oil to surface in the absence of acid stimulation, but in sub-commercial quantities. Workover operations will initially commence on the Yousefieh-2 well and be followed by the Yousefieh-1 well where a remedial cement operation will be carried out. Following completion of work on the Yousefieh wells the workover rig will then move to KHE-7 well to commence testing operations.
Ric Malcolm, Gulfsands CEO, said, "The impressive performance from new development wells at Khurbet East has resulted in an increase in field production from 10,700 to in excess of 14,700 bopd. With production well KHE-11 yet to come on stream, we remain on track to achieve our target of producing 16,000 bopd by the end of the year."
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