First Successful Flow Test from East of Oman in 30 Years

Posted by Michelle Howard
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Masirah Oil Limited announced the testflow rates of the previously announced discovery at the second exploration well in Block 50 Oman, were very encouraging.

The exploration well was drilled to its final depth into the Cambrian formation. The key objectives of the exploration well were to prove the presence of movable hydrocarbons and a working petroleum system within the block. Several zones in the well show evidence of hydrocarbon presence.

During a 48-hour test, hydrocarbons were flowed to the surface and the well achieved light oil flow rate of up to 3000 stock tank barrels per day (stb/d) with no water production.

This is the first offshore oil discovery in the east of Oman after more than 30 years of exploration activities.

Hans Lidgren, Chairman of Masirah, said,  “The second exploration well produced at high and stable rates and the well is currently suspended. The successful testing will allow us to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the offshore geology in the east of Oman and assist in our decisions on our further exploration, appraisal and development plans for this 17,000-square-kilometre block.“

“We are excited to continue to collaborate closely with the Ministry of Oil and Gas in Oman and our ultimate shareholders Rex International Holding Ltd in Singapore, Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad in Malaysia and PETROCI the National Oil Company of Côte D`Ivoire,”

He added, “Masirah is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Oil and Gas of Oman, approved Masirah’s entry into the Second Phase of the Minimum Work Obligation starting from March 23, 2014, with the fulfilment of the commitments specified in the EPSA for this phase.”

Hans Lidgren, Chairman of Masirah, said,  “We are very pleased and honoured to be granted the concession extension to proceed with the Second Phase of our work programme for Block 50 Oman. We acquired the concession in February 2011 and we have completed the obligations within the stipulated time-frame with positive results. The data acquired from the drilling of the two initial exploration wells and the subsequent discovery of hydrocarbons have deepened our understanding of the offshore geology east of Oman.”

Dan Broström, Executive Chairman of Rex International Holding, said,  “The test result is a further confirmation of the strength and viability of Rex Virtual Drilling as a tool to find hidden oil deposits. We will continue to leverage on our proprietary direct hydrocarbon indicator as we work to grow our reputation and presence in the world. We have an intensive year ahead of us with activities in all our markets and we look forward to be able to participate in more discoveries in the future.”

Maritime Reporter March 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Tanker Backlog Builds at Basra

Ships face up to a three week wait; bad weather in February delayed loading, created backlog. * April intake to be reduced to clear backlog By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE,

U.S. Port Delay Boost February Air Freight

Global air freight volumes rose 11.7 percent year-on-year in February, driven by the Chinese New Year, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday.

S.Korea to Pay $380,000 to Ferry Victims Families

The South Korean government said on Wednesday it would pay about 420 million won ($380,000) as compensation for each of the 250 students who died or remain missing from last year's ferry disaster,

Energy

Tanker Backlog Builds at Basra

Ships face up to a three week wait; bad weather in February delayed loading, created backlog. * April intake to be reduced to clear backlog By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE,

Focus on Environment at Suny Maritime

The State University of New York Maritime College’s 140th Anniversary Speaker Series presented a panel discussion on March 26 in the College’s Maritime Academic Center.

Knightsbridge, Golden Ocean Merger Completed

Knightsbridge Shipping Limited has completed its previously announced merger with Golden Ocean Group Limited. In connection with the closing of the merger, Knightsbridge

News

Tanker Backlog Builds at Basra

Ships face up to a three week wait; bad weather in February delayed loading, created backlog. * April intake to be reduced to clear backlog By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE,

U.S. Port Delay Boost February Air Freight

Global air freight volumes rose 11.7 percent year-on-year in February, driven by the Chinese New Year, the International Air Transport Association said on Wednesday.

S.Korea to Pay $380,000 to Ferry Victims Families

The South Korean government said on Wednesday it would pay about 420 million won ($380,000) as compensation for each of the 250 students who died or remain missing from last year's ferry disaster,

Offshore Energy

U.S. DoI Upholds 2008 Shell Arctic Lease

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas

Japan, U.S. Look to Expand Naval Cooperation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to allow Tokyo to come to the aid of an ally under attack will pave the way for closer cooperation between U.S. and Japanese forces across Asia, a top U.

BP Terminates GoM Rig Contracts

BP terminated contracts for two deepwater oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as the British oil company slashes its exploration budget due to fallen oil prices.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2311 sec (4 req/sec)