Lundin Sudan Ltd, together with partners Petronas Carigali SDN BHD, OMV (Sudan) Exploration GmbH and Sudapet, have made a significant oil discovery on Block 5A, onshore Sudan.
The Thar Jath discovery well, was drilled to a total depth of 1,820 meters and encountered 63 meters of net pay over two sandstone reservoirs, the Bentiu and the Aradeiba.
The well flowed at a cumulative rate of 4,260 barrels of oil per day, from three drill stem test over both zones.
Reservoir quality is excellent with high porosity and permeability. Appraisal drilling is due to start after the completion of another exploration well (Jarayan).
The Thar Jath structure has an aerial closure of over 30 square kilometers and is directly on trend with the Heglig, Unity and other prolific oil fields operated by the GNPOC, a consortium that includes Petronas, Talisman, China National Petroleum Corp. and Sudapet. Production from these fields now exceeds 200,000 barrels of oil per day.
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