STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Lundin Petroleum AB has tested its exploration well, Morskaya-1, at a combined flow rate of 2500 b/d of oil of 32 API oil in the northern Caspian Sea's Lagansky block. Two drill stem tests were conducted from the Marine Drilling Complex.
The Neocomian formation was perforated over a 7 m (23 ft) interval and tested at a stabilized rate of 1,700 b/d of oil at a 56/64 in choke. The Aptian formation was perforated over 21 m (69 ft) interval and tested at a stabilized rate of 800 b/d of oil at a 36/64 in choke.
Due to time constraints, the shallower, gas-bearing Albian reservoir will be tested in future appraisal wells. The flow rates were constrained by facilities and larger rates will be possible during development.