Stratic's Akkaya-1 tests gas off Turkey

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, June 3 -- Stratic Energy Corp., Toreador Resources Corp., and Turkish Petroleum Corp. (TPAO) tested natural gas in the Akkaya-1 delineation well in shallow waters of the western Black Sea 5 miles off Turkey.

Well logs indicated gas in zones between 853 m and 1,136 m. An 11 m section of a gross interval between 1,050.5 m and 1,135.5 m tested at a sustained rate of 7.6 MMcfd of gas on a 36/64 in. choke at a flowing wellhead pressure of 913 psi. Final shut-in pressure was 1,395 psi.

Other productive intervals are present at 853-927 m. Stratic plans to perforate and produce an additional 36 m of gas-bearing sands uphole after the deeper zones are depleted.

Akkaya-1, in the South Akcakoca subbasin, is producing from the Eocene Kusuri formation. It is the first confirmation well drilled after the Ayazli-1 exploration well was drilled, tested, and suspended 7 km northwest in September 2004. The Tertiary sequence that tested gas in the Ayazli-1 and the Akkaya-1 also tested gas in the nearby Akcakoca-1 well drilled by TPAO in 1976.

The Akkaya-1 well, spudded May 5, reached TD of 1,275 m on May 25. It will be suspended as development continues.

The group was moving the Prometheus jack up to drill an offset to the Ayazli-1 discovery well. Interests in the acreage are Stratic, operator, 12.25%; TPAO, 51%; and Toreador, 36.35%.

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