Two more Turkmen wells on stream

Dragon Oil has completed drilling and initial testing of two more wells in its Cheleken Contract Area fields in the Caspian Sea.

Offshore staff

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan -- Dragon Oil has completed drilling and initial testing of two more wells in its Cheleken Contract Area fields in the Caspian Sea. Dzheitune (Lam) B/148 was the third in a series of wells drilled from the Dzheitune (Lam) B platform by the Iran Khazar rig.

It was drilled to a depth of 3,858 m (12,657 ft) and completed with dual strings. Testing of the short and long strings brought oil production rates of 1,556 b/d and 1,083 b/d. The rig has since started the Dzheitune (Lam) B/150 well.

Dzheitune (Lam) 28/149, was drilled by the NIS rig to a depth of 3,295 m (10,810 ft), and also completed with dual strings. Here the short string tested at 1,866 b/d with the long string testing at 2,513 b/d.

NIS has since skidded to the next slot on the Dzheitune (Lam) 28 platform and spud the 28/151 well. Both the current wells should come on stream before year-end.

10/29/2010

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