DUBAI, UAE – Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE), owned 100% by the government of Dubai and responsible for Dubai's offshore oil and gas development and production, has identified what it calls significant volumes of gas in its T-02 deep gas exploration well.
The high-pressure/high-temperature T-02 well was drilled to 18,248 ft (5,562 m) into the Pre Khuff formation and is the deepest well in Dubai to date. The well is in the offshore Fateh field.
The new well has been wireline logged to evaluate the potential of the formations, and there are some 390 ft (119 m) of gas-rich zones out of the 900 ft (274 m) drilled and logged in the Pre Khuff formation.
The well is being suspended for later re-entry, stimulation, and long-term production testing. Until testing is completed, potential reserves and possible production rates cannot be estimated accurately. The planned production testing procedures require the use of specialist items and equipment that have long lead times for delivery. DPE expects to have test results in late summer 2015.