Tethys Petroleum Ltd. has spudded an exploratory well in the North Ustyurt basin of Kazakhstan southeast of the company’s Doris oil and gas field.
The AKD07 well targets a potential downdip field extension at the Cretaceous Aptian sand level in what is believed to be a channel sand system, the Doris sand.
It also will probe an exploratory prospect named Dyna that has been identified on 3D seismic from a bright amplitude anomaly at a slightly shallower level and is interpreted to be part of a separate, larger sand fan or sheet sand system. The gross mean unrisked recoverable prospective resource attributed to the Dyna prospect is 128 million bbl. The well also has a deeper Jurassic level target as interpreted from 3D seismic.
Expected drilling time to 2,540 m is 55 days.