Gulf Oil and Gas accountACCOUNT

Candax Announces Preliminary Drilling Update on Chaal-1 Well Onshore Tunisia

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 4/10/2006, Location: Africa

Share |
Candax Energy Inc.provided an update on the drilling of the Chaal-1 well which was spudded on February 5, 2006. On April 3, 2006, the well penetrated a hydrocarbon bearing section in the target reservoir, the Middle/Lower Nara, at a depth of 4,036 meters. To date, a gross reservoir interval of 304 meters has been drilled, with the well depth currently at 4,340 meters.

There have been excellent gas shows throughout this 304 meter interval, including C5 (condensate) at numerous intervals since entering the reservoir. Drilling through the reservoir interval has been steady, with numerous gas kicks encountered. Candax has been gradually increasing the mud weight during drilling to maintain the pressure balance and to minimize potential formation damage prior to testing.

At a depth of 4,340 metres another significant gas kick was experienced, and the well again began flowing. At this point, it was decided to stop drilling and run an intermediate log suite. Schlumberger are on standby at the well site to begin logging once the well has been stabilized. Following the intermediate logging, it is anticipated that drilling will continue until the full hydrocarbon bearing section has been penetrated. Once total depth is reached, further logging will take place and then the well will be tested following log analysis.

Michael Wood, President & CEO commented, "The preliminary results from the Chaal-1 well are extremely encouraging and we are awaiting the results from the logging to establish the full hydrocarbon column and testing to establish the production capability of the reservoir of the large gas/condensate structure at Chaal."

Drilling News in Tunisia >>

Cameroon >>  5/22/2018 - Bowleven, the Africa focused oil and gas company traded on AIM, is pleased to announce the spud on 21 May 2018 of the IM-6 appraisal well at the Etind...
Egypt >>  5/22/2018 - SDX Energy Inc. (SDX), announces that the Kelvin-1X exploration well at South Disouq, Egypt (SDX 55% working interest and operator) has been drilled t...

Namibia >>  5/21/2018 - Azinam Limited, the Seacrest Capital Group backed explorer focused on offshore Namibia, is pleased to announce that it is planning a multi-well drilli...
Suriname >>  5/21/2018 - Kosmos Energy gives an update on current activity in Suriname. The Anapai-1 well drilling in Block-45 offshore Suriname encountered shallow bore hole ...

United States >>  5/21/2018 - 88 Energy has announced an update for its projects located on the North Slope of Alaska. Site works have commenced to clear snow and ice from the Fran...
United Kingdom >>  5/18/2018 - With reference to our press release of 14 February 2018, Awilco Drilling PLC has confirmed that a contract has been signed with Shell UK Limited for t...

Related Categories: Artificial Lift  Cementing, Stimulation  Directional Drilling  Drilling  Drilling Engineering & Equipment Systems  Enhanced Oil Recovery  General  Logging, Perforating, Testing  Offshore Drilling  Reservoir/Completion Consultants  Workover & Well Services  Workover Rigs/Services 

Related Articles: Artificial Lift  Cementing, Stimulation  Directional Drilling  Drilling  Drilling Engineering & Equipment Systems  Enhanced Oil Recovery  General  Logging, Perforating, Testing  Offshore Drilling  Reservoir/Completion Consultants  Workover & Well Services  Workover Rigs/Services 


Tunisia Oil & Gas 1 >>  2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

Oil & Gas Projects in Tunisia >>

More News

 

Oil & Gas Companies in Tunisia >>


Related Links

AO BJ BW CD CG CI CM DZ EG ET GA GH GM GN GQ GW KE LR LY MA MG ML MR MZ NA NE NG RW SC SD SL SN SO ST SZ TD TN TZ UG ZA ZM
Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.