LONDON -- Leed Petroleum has completed and flow tested the deepest pay zone in the Eugene Island A-8 well in the Gulf of Mexico. The zone, which has 96 ft (29 m) of true vertical thickness net pay, was tested over a 91-hour period through a 22/64-in. choke at a stable restricted gross rate of 6.5 MMcf/d and 1,469 b/d of oil (2,557 boe/d) with a flowing tubing pressure of 7494 psi.
The A-8 well will recover the remaining reserves previously associated with the A-6 well from a superior take point to that of the A-6 completion. The company will cease producing from the current zone in the A-6 well and will execute a re-completion of the A-6 well as a long-term producer from that well's primary zone.