MELBOURNE, Australia – The latest appraisal well on the deepwater SNE oil discovery offshore Senegal has reached TD of 2,852 m (9,357 ft) below the mudline.
According to partnerFAR, wireline logging and sampling have finished and a drillstem test (DST) will follow on the primary reservoir target at this location.
After completing operations, thedrillshipStena DrillMAXwill spud SNE-6 well. As with SNE-5, the aims are to evaluate connectivity and deliverability of the upper SNE reservoir units, via oil flow tests, including interference testing.
Operator Cairn Energy and its partners are seeking to improve their understanding of the characteristics of the upper SNE reservoir units and ensure optimal placement of potential development wells in terms of oil recovery.
SNE-5 is in the southern part of theSNE field around 2 km (1.2 mi) southeast of SNE-3.