TransGlobe Energy Corporation has completed the construction of the Tasour 8 Well on Block 32 in Yemen. With a 13.8 percent interest in Block 32, Tranglobe commenced drilling in December 2002.
Tasour 8 encountered the main Qishn S1A producing zone in a structurally high position previously defined by the Tasour 7 well. Tasour 7 was drilled in September 2002 and extended the Tasour field to the south, in an area that was previously assumed to be below the oil water contact.
Similar to Tasour 7, the Tasour 8 well also encountered oil in a second sandstone reservoir below the main producing Qishn S-1A reservoir. Tasour 8 was placed on production at an initial rate of 9,000 barrels of oil per day. Additional development drilling is planned for the Tasour field during 2003.
The Tasour field is currently producing in excess of 15,000 barrels per day (bpd). Two wells are undergoing pump changes and are expected to be back on production by January 31. Installation of additional pumping equipment is planned at the Tasour central production facility, which will increase the Tasour field production capacity to about 20,000 bpd. With all six Tasour production wells on stream, Tasour would be capable of producing at this increased capacity by February 2003. — (menareport.com)
© 2003 Mena Report (www.menareport.com )