Orca slows Tanzanian drilling, hails gas pipeline plans

07/16/2012
Orca Exploration Group Inc., Dar es Salaam, has completed the SS-11 development well in Songo Songo field offshore Tanzania and expects it to be on production by September 2012. The well is expected to be initially infrastructure-constrained to a maximum 40 MMcfd. SS-11 was drilled towards the crest of the reservoir structure encountering 352 m of high-quality Neocomian reservoir at a 40° inclination and was completed with a large 51⁄2-in. chrome completion. The company believes SS-11 may be capable of 70 MMcfd unconstrained. It is to be tied in through the flowline of the SS-5 well, which has been formerly shut-in and now being suspended due to gradual deterioration in wellbore integrity...
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