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  • Exploration discoveries


    Arthur Berman, Contributing Editor

    Africa. Total made a new oil discovery in the Mer Tres Profonde Sud Block, offshore Republic of Congo in 6,955 ft of water. The Persee Nord Est Marine-1 well found six oil-bearing pay zones in the Miocene and was drilled to a TD of 13,485 ft. The well was Total’s fifth oil discovery in the Block. Noble Energy found pay on Block “I” offshore Equatorial Guinea with its I-3 Yolanda exploration well. The well flowed 36 MMcfgd and 371 bcd. Pay is from 47 ft of net Miocene reservoir. The well was drilled to a TD of 9,482 ft in 2,940 ft water depth about 30 mi east of Bioko Island. Asia. Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC) discovered a new gas field in the southern part of Sindh Province, Pakistan, with its Moolan-1 exploration well. The well tested 10.46 MMcfgd and 229 bopd from Cretaceous reservoirs, and was drilled to a 7,943-ft TD.

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