CALGARY, Alberta -- Canadian Superior Energy Inc. says its Victory well on Intrepid block 5(c) offshore Trinidad is drilling at a depth of 12,285 ft (3,744 m) subsea.
The Victory well had previously reached a TD 16,621 ft (5,066 m) and was evaluated while drilling with measurement-while-drilling and logging-while-drilling tools. While attempting to come out of the hole to begin wireline logging and possibly flow testing, difficulties resulted in the inability to remove the full drillstring from the well. The drillstring was severed at a depth of approximately 11,726 ft (3,574 m), and the well was plugged back to a depth of approximately 9,594 ft (2,924 m).
The lower portion of the well is being re-drilled to a projected TD of 16,000 ft (488 m) and is being directionally drilled approximately 400 ft (122 m) from the original wellbore to attempt to ensure the new wellbore is not affected by drilling muds and fluids lost from the original wellbore. When the well reaches TD, open hole wireline logging and other tests will be completed.
The Victory well was spudded on June 29. Wireline logging operations related to the well are now expected to be completed by Oct. 15, 2007.