Newfoundland: Second Port-au-Port-1 rework eyed

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 27 – Enegi Oil PLC will perform in August the next stage of a workover of the Port-au-Port-1 Sidetrack-3 well onshore western Newfoundland under a plan submitted to the province’s Department of Natural Resources.

The well was drilled in 2008 and, following flow tests in 2009 and an extended well test in 2010, was reworked in late 2010 and early 2011. The first phase of the workover program increased the pressure recovery rate and improved reservoir connectivity, leading the company to undertake a second phase in hope of achieving further improvement.

After the initial workover stage, the time for bottomhole pressure to recover from 18,000 kPa to 31,000 kPa was 8 days in June 2011 compared with 229 days following the initial flow test in 2009 and 68 days immediately after the initial workover stage in November 2010. Early results of the first chemical soak indicate improved connectivity between the wellbore and the reservoir.

Between May 31 and June 3, the well was flowed, as part of testing, for 9.5 hr each day, through a 60/64-in. choke and produced between 75 and 94 bbl each day. The company figures a 200 b/d rate would be economic.

Related Articles

WoodMac: US tight-oil market ‘too robust to bust’

03/25/2014 A drop in global oil price levels or a significant widening of the differential between global oil prices and inland realizations are just two of t...

Gorder named Valero chief executive officer

03/25/2014

Joe Gorder, Valero Energy Corp. president and chief operating officer, has been named chief executive officer, succeeding Bill Klesse.

Double Eagle changes name, appoints chief executive officer

03/25/2014 Double Eagle Petroleum Co., Denver, has appointed Charles F. Chambers to the position of chairman and chief executive officer, effective Apr. 1. As...

Sinopec reveals Fuling field production capacity goals

03/25/2014 Sinopec plans to develop Fuling shale gas field in southwestern China to a production capacity of 10 billion cu m (bcm)/year by 2017, the company s...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected