Oilex Prepares Cambay Well for Clean-Up Ops

Oilex advised that operations to prepare for well clean-up flow and production testing are continuing. The coil tubing unit was not able to retrieve milling tools being used to open the second fracture stimulation stage. Consequently, it is planned to mobilize a work-over rig to the well location to retrieve the milling tools. Following this, operations will resume to open up the remaining fracture stimulation stages so that clean-up operations and a flow test can be conducted.

The Cambay-76H "proof of concept" horizontal well is evaluating the production potential of the Y Zone interval of the extensive deep Eocene "tight" reservoirs in the onshore Cambay Production Sharing Contract area, Gujarat, India.

  • Report date: August 30, 2011
  • Status: Preparations for well clean-up flow and production testing
  • Past Week's Operations:
    • Coil tubing operations to retrieve tools
    • Mobilizing chemical cutting equipment
    • Initial planning for work-over rig operations
  • Objective: Cambay Eocene "tight" reservoir Y Zone
  • Total Depth: 2,740 meters including 610 meters horizontal section

The participating interests in the Cambay PSC are:

  • Oilex Ltd (Operator) 30%
  • Oilex NL Holdings (India) Limited 15%
  • Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd 55%