Calvalley Petroleum begins well drilling at Yemen's block 9 site
Canada’s Calvalley Petroleum, operator and 60 percent interest holder in Yemen’s Block 9 oil field, recently commenced the drilling of the first well of a four well program in Yemen’s Block 9 oil field. The estimated cost of the drilling is expected to be at least 20 percent below the original two million dollar budget.
The well, Q-6, was drilled to a total depth of 1460 meters. Open hole logging was carried out over the total depth of the well. The logs revealed a net oil column of approximately 30 meters and a 70 meter transition zone. After evaluation of the logs, an election was made by the Joint Venture partners to case the well with seven inch production casing, based on the encouraging results.
The Lower Cretaceous Saar limestones were penetrated at 1152 meters and high quality oil shows were encountered on the mud shakers and during the mud logging program throughout the top 100 meters of the formation. Detailed analysis of the Q-6 discovery is currently under way, with perforation and testing of the Saar formation scheduled for mid-July, utilizing a down-hole electric pump in order to simulate normal production practices in Yemen. — (menareport.com)
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