Exploration/Development Briefs

01/09/2012
Algeria Petroceltic International PLC issued final test results on the AT-9 appraisal well in Ain Tsila field in eastern Algeria that appear to be among the highest gas flow rates achieved from an unstimulated Ordovician well in Algeria. Petroceltic operates the Isarene permit in the southern Illizi basin with a 56.625% interest, Sonatrach has 25%, and Enel has 18.375% pending final ratification. Following debottlenecking of the surface flow lines at well AT-9, the well has now tested at a maximum flow rate of 67.6 MMscfd. Besides being without fracture stimulation, the test rate was constrained by surface facility capacity. The upper zone flowed at rates of 11.7-67.6 MMscfd plus 360-1,00...
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