Second test of Ugandan wildcat flows oil

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 15 -- An exploratory well on Block 2 in Uganda flowed 32º gravity oil to surface at an average rate of 300 b/d through a 32/64-in. choke on the second of three planned drillstem tests.

The Hardman Resources Ltd. Mputa-1 well, 220 km northwest of Kampala, produced no water from the tested sand interval, which is 2-3 m thick. The GOR was low.

The first test, which Hardman called speculative, yielded minor amounts of oil in fractured granite basement in which drilling encountered hydrocarbons.

The third drillstem test will be of the main oil-saturated sand at 965-975 m.

Oil recovered in the second test is similar to oil tested in lower zones of the Hardman Waraga-1 discovery 19 km northeast on the same block (OGJ Online, July 5, 2006).

Hardman, operator, and Tullow Oil PLC hold 50% interests in the block.

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