Oil Search Drills Ahead at Yemeni Well

AWE Limited reported that as at 06:00 Yemen time (-7 hrs AEST) on May 19, the Jebel Al Milh-1 well was at a depth of 509 meters and drilling ahead in 17-1/2" hole after setting 20" casing at 500 meters. Progress for the week was 265 meters.

Jebel Al Milh-1 is located 16 kilometres north-northeast of the Al Meashar-1 well, which recently discovered oil in the basement. The primary target is fractured Pre-Cambrian basement and the structure is well defined on 3D and 2D seismic. The well is expected to drill to a depth of approximately 3,700 meters and to take 85 days to drill.

The participants in Block 7 are:

  • ARC Energy (Subsidiary of AWE) 21.25%
  • Oil Search (ROY - Operator) 34.00%
  • Kuwait Foreign Petroleum 21.25%
  • Yemen General 15.00%
  • Mitsui E & P Middle East 8.50%