SYDNEY, Australia – Otto Energy Ltd., operator of the Galoc joint venture offshore the Philippines, reports that subsea tree installation, well cleanup, and flow test operations have been completed on the Galoc-5H well.
The well has flowed oil to surface from the Galoc Clastic Unit (GCU), at a rate of 6,300 b/d on a 64/64-in. choke setting with a flowing tubing pressure of approximately 830 psi. Operations were conducted via the drilling rigOcean Patriot, and oil was flared at the location.
The initial oil deliverability potential from the well under normal operating conditions is expected to be 8,000 to 12,000 b/d, with final operating rates to be set according to optimum facility and reservoir management constraints. The results from this flow test are in line with the forecast overall field production rate of 12,000 b/d to be delivered once Phase 2 is in production in late November.