This is an appraisal/pilot well, appraising the 500 series sands and assessing a separate untested fault block, the Manora West Structure, which could de-risk the Greater Manora West prospective resources.
MNA-17 (AP) well reached a TD of 1,916.5 m (6,288 ft) TVDSS. It intersected three sands in the Primary 500 sand target, the upper two of which were water wet with the lower sand delivering a log-derived oil column of 2.1 m (6.9 ft) TVDSS in good-porosity reservoir.
The deeper Manora West Fault block target intersected a low porosity reservoir with minor oil shows.
Drilling has now commenced on the MNA-17 (AJ) well path, which will use the upper pilot section before being side tracked northeast into the central fault block as a new production well.
It should take seven days to drill with a planned depth of 1,981.2 m (6,500 ft) TVDSS.
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