PERTH, Australia – Mubadala Petroleum and its partners have approved three new development wells on the Manora oil field in the Gulf of Thailand.
The jackup ENSCO 115 may already have started drilling.
MNA-22, a deviated well, will be completed as an up-dip producer with a multi-zone completion in the 490-60 and 500-50 reservoirs. It will be brought immediately into production at an estimated initial rate of 1,000 b/d, using an electric submersible pump for artificial lift.
The main purpose of the MNA-23 well will be to produce the low relief shallow oil column in the 370-90 reservoir that was discovered by the Manora-8ST delineation well. Planned TD is 3,550 ft (1,082 m) TVDSS.
This will be a horizontal well completed with a screen in the open hole, and again brought online immediately at 1,000 b/d, with an ESP.
MNA-24 will be another horizontal well targeting the low relief shallow oil column in the 370-10 reservoir, discovered by the Manora-8ST delineation well. Planned TD is 3,465 ft (1,056 m) TVDSS, with a similar completion/ESP arrangement to MNA-23.