Dragon Oil Successfully Tests 2 Turkmeni Wells

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Dragon Oil has announced the successful completion and initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/137 and 13/138 development wells.

The Iran Khazar drilled the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/137 well to a depth of 3,301 meters. Testing of the short and long strings resulted in production rates of 1,020 bopd and 1,121 bopd respectively, with further testing and optimisation scheduled to take place. The Iran Khazar rig has finished its drilling program on the Dzheitune (Lam) 28 platform and has been mobilized to the Dzheitune (Lam) A platform, where it has spudded the Dzheitune (Lam) A/139 development well. The Dzheitune (Lam) B platform is expected to be ready for drilling in November 2009.

The Dzheitune (Lam) 13/138 well was drilled by Rig 40, the converted land-rig, to a depth of 3,268 meters. Testing of the short and long strings resulted in production rates of 1,828 bopd and 683 bopd respectively, with further testing and optimization scheduled to take place.

Since completing the Dzheitune (Lam) 13/138 well, Rig 40, has skidded to slot 6 on the Dzheitune (Lam) 13 platform to commence drilling the Dzheitune (Lam) 13/140 well.

Dr. Abdul Jaleel Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "I am pleased to announce that the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/137 and 13/138 development wells have been completed as scheduled. We are progressing the drilling programme in line with the field development strategy and we expect to have completed eight wells by the end of 2009."


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