PetroMagdalena flows oil, explores Llanos block

PetroMagdalena Energy Corp., Toronto, has started production from its Azor field discovery well while continuing to explore the Arrendajo block in Colombia’s Llanos basin.

Azor-1X, placed on production Jan. 31 from the C5 sand, made 1,181 b/d of 35.5° gravity oil with .3% water cut at 270 psi wellhead flowing pressure on a 20/64-in. choke, natural, for 12 hr. With choke size then reduced to 16/64-in., the well stabilized at 870 b/d at 290 psi and .3% water cut for 6 days.

PetroMagdalena is drilling toward a projected total depth of 7,022 ft measured depth at the Arrendajo Norte-1X well, spudded Jan. 28. Site is 3 km north of the Azor discovery well. PetroMagdalena has 67.5% working interest subject to ANH approval in the Arrendajo block, just north of the Cubiro block.

Meanwhile, the company has set 7-in. production casing at the Cernicalo-1ST well on the Cubiro block and will test the Guadalupe and C7 Carbonera formations. TD is 6,792 ft. PetroMagdalena has 70% working interest in Cubiro.

On the Santa Cruz block in the Catatumbo basin, PetroMagdalena has set 9-5/8-in. intermediate casing at 9,533 ft measured depth at the Santa Cruz-1X exploratory well adjacent to Rio Zulia oil field and drilled to 10,580 ft. TD is expected before the end of February.

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