NOC unit, Sirte Oil Company (SOC), completed successful development drilling of well FF03-6 of the Gargaf gas formation within the Istiklal oilfield. The activities of SOC were fully supported by the state-run firm as part of its drive to increase and maintain production and ensure regular gas supply to coastal region power plants.
The testing of this well was conducted on May 12 and drilled utilizing Aphron technology – a modern drilling fluid system utilized under the supervision of the Al-Jowfe Service Company. According to a statement on the NOC website, the results were encouraging.
The well saw condensate production of 7,103 Mmcf/d and condensates of 263 bod on a 64/32-inch choke. It saw higher production rates was testing on a 64/68-inch choke; gas flowed at 13,979 Mmcf/d and condensate at a rate of 455 bpd.
Well completion is to be finalized using production pipelines and well-accessories designed according to specific reservoir conditions.
SOC is responsible for the gas transportation system and coastal gas pipeline from Benina to Mellitah, carrying natural gas which supplies industrial facilities, power plants and desalination plants.
Source: Petroleum Africa