VANCOUVER, Canada — Trillion Energy International plans to add three side-track wells to its program to increase gas production from the SASB development project in the Turkish sector of the Black Sea.
This will increase the total number of wells in the current program to 20.
Eleven of the operations should be completed during 2023. The company pointed out that side-tracks cost about $3 million less per well than long reach directional wells. One example was the South Akcakoca2 well, which was drilled as a side-track during 2022.
The extra opportunity arose from experience gained from recompletion of initial wells in last year’s campaign and geological studies.
Trillion has analyzed production volume, logs, perforation intervals and gas production behavior to determine the remaining gas reserves in the East Ayazli and Akkaya gas fields.
CEO Arthur Halleran said, “During 2023 we are focusing on using the Uranus rig to increase production through new wells, sidetracks and workovers.
“An added benefit of drilling side-tracks from existing well boreholes is that they are already tied into the pipeline and production facility, so once drilled and completed the wells are immediately put on production.
“We are currently in the process of getting our partner’s feedback on the proposed side-tracks.”