STOCKHOLM -- The rig Ensco 85 has spudded exploration well DN-1 on the Didon North prospect on the Zarat permit offshore Tunisia, according to PA Resources. The planned total depth for the vertical well is 3,115 m (10,220 ft) MD. Results from the drilling are expected by the end of the year, the company says.
Earlier this year, two wells were drilled on the Didon field – one production well and one pilot well. The Didon North prospect is located approximately 5 km (3 mi) north of the Didon field.
"The well will be drilled into two formations; the El Gueria formation which is a widely established reservoir formation in Tunisia including the producing Didon field, and the deeper less well known Chouabine formation," says says Ulrik Jansson, president and CEO of PA Resources. "The Chouabine formation is currently not a producing reservoir interval in Tunisia, but production from this interval has been established across the border in Libya."