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Gobe Drilling Results Expected In 2020: Botten

Oil Search is looking forward to spud an exploration well to be known as Gobe Footwall in the fourth quarter of 2019. Managing director Peter Botten said this follows encouraging results from seismic survey acquired in 2018.

He said the well which will be drilled from an existing wellpad in the Gobe main field, is targeting a larger feature which, if successful, could be cost-effectively tied into the existing Gobe production facilities.

He said this will extend the life of the mature Gobe fields and consequently deferring field abandonment. “Well results are expected in the first quarter of 2020. Subject to joint venture approvals, Gobe Footwall is expected to be followed by the GM K gas development well, which will be drilled from the same well pad or, in the event that Gobe Footwall is unsuccessful, as a sidetrack from the Gobe Footwall wellbore, reducing wellpad preparation and rig mobilisation costs,” he said.

Mr Botten said during the quarter work has also the Moran 15 ST2 development well successfully encountered oil within the Toro and Digimu sands in the south-east section of the field.

He said the well is currently being tied in, with production from the Moran 15 ST2, IDT 21 and Moran 9 wells all expected back online in the fourth quarter, now that the mooring buoy issue has been resolved.

“The Usano development well, UDT 15, encountered oil in the Toro reservoir during the quarter. “Drilling operations have been completed and the well is also expected to be online in the fourth quarter,” he said.

Continue reading at https://postcourier.com.pg/gobe-drilling-results-expected-in-2020-botten/ | Post Courier

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