Romania’s Petrom is commencing early production from a discovery well that it considers the country’s top producer and the most important gas discovery in 6 years.
Petrom said the 4539 well in Totea deep field near Oltenia is making 15.2 MMcfd of gas and 423 b/d of condensate, or about 3% of the company’s daily gas production. Two appraisal wells are planned.
Drilled to 3,600 m earlier this year on a 3D seismic prospect, the well has been placed on production through temporary facilities after 100 days. The company is still working at the field development plan and permanent facilities construction. Test production is to last 6-12 months.