Chinook Energy suspends Jenein Centre drilling in Tunisia

Source: Chinook Energy

The Jenein Centre-1 exploration well at Jenein Centre in Tunisia has been suspended due to an unsuccessful completion attempt on the first formation tested. The well will be re-entered at a later date to complete the secondary target of the well - the Ordovician formation. PA Resources has a 35 % interest in the permit Jenein Centre.

Chinook Energy has announced that the Jenein Centre-1 exploration well, operated by one of their subsidiaries, has been suspended following a completion attempt on the Silurian Acacus Formation. A number of perforated levels in the Acacus were evaluated. Some intervals were determined to be water bearing and others seem to have been damaged during drilling. Data obtained during the test operations will be evaluated to determine the extent of the damage and remedial action will be carried out as required.

The secondary target for the well, the Ordovician formation, which is prospective for gas and condensate, couldn't be completed and tested. The well will be re-entered at a later date and a completion will be attempted on the Ordovician formation. The existing well bore configuration does not allow for a stimulation that will be required to produce the Ordovician.

The seismic shows a number of prospects and leads in the permit that will be tested later by the operator once plans for further exploration on the block have been decided.

Chinook Energy's subsidiary is the operator of the well with a 65% interest and PA Resources has 35 % interest in the license.

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