CALGARY, Canada -- The third appraisal well on the Liwan 3-1 field in block 29/26 in the South China Sea has tested natural gas at an equipment-restricted rate of 52 MMcf/d, according to Husky Energy. The well's future deliverability could exceed 150 MMcf/d, the company says
The rig West Hercules drilled the Liwan 3-1-4 well to a total vertical depth of 3,366 m (11,043 ft) below sea level. The well was drilled and tested in a water depth of 1,450 m (4,757 ft).
Husky is proceeding with front end engineering design (FEED), integrating data from the third appraisal well. The company will submit a plan of development in late 2009 or early 2010. First gas production is targeted for 2013.