By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 1 -- First Calgary Petroleums Ltd. reported that the MZLN-1 discovery well on FCP's 100% held Ledjmet Block 405b in Algeria's Berkine basin flowed on test at rates of 214.4 MMcfd of natural gas and 9,863 b/d of condensate, normalized to a flowing wellhead pressure of 2,000 psi.
Two intervals were tested: the Lower Siegenian F6-2 zone, in which 29.1 MMcfd of gas and 1,332 b/d of condensate flowed through a 36/64-in. choke at a flowing wellhead pressure of 4,753 psi, and the Upper Siegenian F6-2 interval, where 26.9 MMcfd of gas and 1,278 b/d of condensate flowed through a 40/64-in. choke at 4,158 psi.
MZLN-1 is 13 km west of Menzel Ledjmet East field.
FPC also reported initial results from the MZLS-1 well, its ninth well on the block. It was drilled to 4,500 m. Wireline logging indicated 51 m of net hydrocarbon pay over multiple intervals, FPC said. Production testing is expected to begin in early November.
MZLS-1 is about 6 km south of MZLN-1 and on the same fault block. It is west of the recently announced LES-1 cased well, on which testing continues. The logging results confirm the extension of the known area of hydrocarbon saturation towards the southern boundary as well as towards the west of Block 405b, the company said.