Manora well offshore Thailand moves into second phase

Offshore staff

WEST PERTH, Australia – Tap Oil Ltd. has provided an update on exploration drilling in the Manora oil field area in the northern Gulf of Thailand.

Last week the jackup Atwood Orca started drilling the MNA-17 well from the Manora platform.

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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