JKX Oil & Gas confirmed the successful testing of the exploration well Gorbehaza-1 in the Nyirseg license located in Hungary's Pannonian Basin.
The well was drilled vertically to a total depth of 1,300m and encountered two gas bearing zones within the Miocene Pannonian interval between 970m and 1,025m. A production test was completed in a 3m perforated interval of the lower zone and flowed 3.7 MMcfd of gas and 20 bpd of condensate through a 10mm choke at a flowing wellhead pressure of 1,190 psi. The well is producing from a small accumulation, the size of which will be established during the initial production period.
The Gorbehaza -1 well is the first well to be drilled within the 120 sq km part of the Nyírseg license in which JKX holds a 33.33% interest. Three further leads have been identified to date from the 3D seismic data acquired in December 2008. .
The well will now be completed and a 2.5km flow line laid to the Hajdunanas Gas Production Facility from which JKX is currently delivering sales gas from the Hajdunanas Field (JKX: 50%).