Dragon Oil Drills Success Off Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil announced the successful completion and initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) B/141 development and appraisal well. The well tested at a combined rate of 1,895 bopd with the short string and long string contributing 761 bopd and 1,134 bopd respectively, with further testing and optimization scheduled to take place. The well was drilled to a depth of 4,502 meters.

Since completing the Dzheitune (Lam) B/141 well, the Astra jackup rig has skidded to the second slot on the Dzheitune (Lam) B platform and has spudded the Dzheitune (Lam) B/145 development well. 

As part of the workover program, the Iran Khazar rig has completed a workover of the well Dzheitune (Lam) A/125. The workover operations included additional perforations that yielded incremental production of 562 bopd. The Iran Khazar rig will shortly commence the side track of the Dzheitune (Lam) A/129 well.

Dr. Abdul Jaleel Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "I am pleased to report the successful completion and initial testing of the first well B/141 from the new Dzheitune (Lam) B production platform. This is the first of eight wells planned for this platform. I am also pleased to announce that workover program for the year has commenced with the Iran Khazar rig successfully completing the workover of well Dzheitune (Lam) A/125."

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