Oilex provides update on Cambay field workover program in India


LONDON -- Oilex Ltd. has released the following update on the Cambay field workover program in India, and ongoing activities.

Workover program

The field program involving the workover of two older wells C-70 and C-23z to test potential production flowrates from the OS-II reservoir has been completed. The results on C-70 are currently under review with the well returning small volumes of both oil and gas. A sustained flow has not yet been confirmed and the well is being monitored for clean-up flow. The Company is considering whether further stimulation is warranted. The work on C-23z has resulted in an observed water influx into the wellbore, however, no hydrocarbons have been recovered.

The field program has been completed under the highest HES controls and has come in under budget.

EP-IV core analysis

Historical core samples from C-23z are currently being analyzed and tested by Schlumberger, with completion of the work and delivery of results anticipated in July. Baker Hughes is currently completing an initial desk study on EP-IV wells in the PSC in advance of undertaking evaluation work to provide direction on the optimal stimulation methodologies for future drilling and testing.

Gas production

Cambay gas production is currently being achieved from the C-77H well at approximately 250 Mcfgd.

Bhandut field is continuing to flow gas at approximately 250 Mcfgd from the Bhandut-3 well. Water production rates are increasing with the water gas ratio presently at approximately 40%.

Cambay JV

Oilex is currently in discussions with several potential partners who are undertaking data room reviews of the EP-IV tight gas potential at Cambay. Should any change in the structure of the joint venture eventuate, a restructure of the Company's ongoing funding commitment to the Cambay Project may ensue.

Work on the Field Development Plan is continuing using both in-house personnel and contracted specialists as part of the application for an extension of the PSC term beyond September 2019.

The application is required to be lodged by September 2017. Oilex continues to maintain a constructive dialogue with GSPC in respect of resolving the outstanding cash calls.

Bhandut JV

Upside exploration potential has been identified on the PSC and Oilex is in discussions with a potential buyer for its interest in Bhandut field.

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