-- OKIOC reveals details on Kashagan discovery well
The Offshore Kazakhstan International Operating Co. (OKIOC) partners on Monday opened the door a crack, revealing a few details of their Kashagan East 1 wildcat, spudded last fall in the North Caspian Sea. Drilled in 10 ft of water to 16,400 ft TD, the well encountered an oil-bearing interval in the Palaeozoic carbonates below 13,000 ft, says OKIOC. The lower zone, the first of two tests planned, flowed at rates as high as 3,700 b/d of 42-44� oil and 7 MMcfd of gas through a 32/64-in. choke.