Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Nigeria: Mart Resources report encouraging initial test results
The first test on the UMU-7 well was conducted on the XII(c) sand, a 17 ft oil zone, which flowed at a stabilised rate of 2,459 b/d of 36 API gravity oil through 2 7/8” tubing on a 40/64” choke at a flowing tubing pressure of 180 psi. Basic sediment and water (BS&W) was 15 per cent with a gas–oil ratio of approximately 21 scf per barrel.
Testing of the XIV sand is currently underway, with tests on the X and XVI(a) to follow. Further updates will be provided on these sands once initial testing has been completed.
The UMU-7 well has been completed using a dual-tubing string configuration with the XVI (a) and XIV sands completed in the 3 1/2” tubing string and the XII(c) and X sands completed in the 2 7/8” tubing string. As a result of the technology used, the four zones that have been completed can be opened and closed at any time.
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