DUBAI, UAE -- Dragon Oil has decided to suspend its first new well on the Dzhygalybeg (Zhdanov) field in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea (Cheleken Contract Area).
Appraisal well Zhdanov 21/101 was tested across limited reservoir intervals for initial oil production of 425 b/d with a high water content. The suspension is due to well bore stability issues – the well will be side tracked at a later date.
Dragon expects to havefive rigs working on its fields this year. Land Rig 1 is currently completing the Dzheitune (Lam) 22/188 well and will continue drilling on the Dzheitune (Lam) 22 platform.
TheElima jackup rig is drilling the Dzheitune (Lam) A/190 well, and the Neptune rig is being mobilized to the Dzheitune (Lam) C platform to spud the Dzheitune (Lam) C/191 well.
During the next fortnight Land Rig 2 will spud the Dzhygalybeg (Zhdanov) A/102 well.
Thenewbuild jackupCaspian Driller should arrive in the Cheleken Contract Area later this year.