Ensco 115 to drill four wells at Manora offshore Thailand
Mubadala Petroleum and its partners have approved a four-well program at the Manora oil field in the Gulf of Thailand.
According to partner Tap Oil, the sequence will be as follows:
Manora-8 exploration well to test the Manora Footwall prospect, a large aerial closure in the upthrown (footwall) side west of the Manora Central block. The well will also test two secondary exploration targets.
Manora-8ST1 to appraise the 300-reservoir, the 400 series sands, the 490-60 reservoir and the 500 series up-dip from MNA-18 in the eastern fault block.
MNA-20 development well drilled from the Manora platform to produce undeveloped attic and bypassed oil in the 490-60 reservoir in the eastern fault block south of MNA-18. Contingent on success at the previous two wells, there will be two deeper objectives: MNA-20 will likely be brought onstream from an existing slot on the Manora platform.
MNA-21 development well – again drilled from the Manora platform to produce potential bypassed and attic oil from the 490-60 reservoir. If Manora-8 is successful, the well will be deepened to test an additional objective in the footwall fault block to appraise and potentially produce from the footwall reservoir (VMIT-22). MNA-21 too will be brought into production from an existing slot on the platform.