Egdon Resources has provided an update on operations at the Dukes Wood-1 well in Nottinghamshire license PEDL118.
The Dukes Wood-1 well recommenced drilling operations on January 11, 2010 using the British Drilling and Freezing Limited rig 28 ("BDF28"). The well reached a total depth of 793 meters measured depth (615.7 meters true vertical depth) on January 20, 2010. All formations were penetrated very close to the pre-drill prognosis. Oil shows were observed in a number of the target formations whilst drilling. Analysis of the wireline log data over the primary objective for this well, the Ashover Grit unit 5 ("AG5"), indicates a total net pay thickness of 4.7 meters (4 meters vertical thickness) with porosity averaging 20% and oil saturations in excess of 50%.
While encouraged by these results only an extended well test will determine the full production potential of the AG5 and other zones. The well has been cased and perforated over a 5 meter interval in the AG5 and completed for test production. Testing operations are expected to commence during February 2010, as soon as all approvals are obtained and equipment and personnel mobilized.
Four other intervals of interest have also been identified within the well, the Sub-Alton Crawshaw, Loxley Edge Rock, Ashover Grit unit 4 and Wingfield Flags. The total potential net pay across these formations is 21.64 meters (measured depth) and these zones may be perforated and tested at a later date.
Egdon holds a 65% interest in and is operator of the PEDL118 license. Joint venture partner Terrain Energy Limited holds a 25% interest in the license and on completion of the on-going farm-in Angus Energy will hold a 10% interest.
The BDF28 rig is currently being rigged down and will then be moved to the Kirklington oil field to drill a sidetrack of the Kirklington-2 production well.
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