CALGARY, Canada -- Husky Oil China has completed drilling and testing of the second appraisal well at the Liwan 3-1 field on block 29/26 in the South China Sea. The well tested natural gas at an equipment-restricted rate of 55 MMcf/d with indications that future well deliverability could exceed 150 MMcf/d, the company says. The company is targeting first gas production from the field in 2012/2013.
The deepwater drilling rigWest Hercules drilled and tested the well in a water depth of 1,450 m (4,757 ft) on the Liwan gas discovery. The appraisal well was drilled to a total vertical depth of 3,668 m (12,034 ft) below sea level.
With the completion of the appraisal well, theWest Hercules is now preparing to spud a second exploration well in block 29/26. The block is located approximately 350 km (217 mi) south east of Hong Kong.