PetroKazakhstan exploration finds more oil in South Turgai basin

PetroKazakhstan Inc., Calgary, reported several exploration successes on its blocks in the South Turgai basin of central Kazakhstan.Analysis of 3D seismic data led to discovery of oil in Jurassic channel sands below Aryskum field on the Aryskum license (see map). The first well, Aryskum-401, a former gas injection well deepened to 1,062 m, cut 6.5 m of net pay and produced 1,320 b/d of oil.Aryskum-402, located to test the same channel sand, tested 1,600 b/d from 4 m of net pay. Click here to enlarge imageAryskum-403, drilled to 1,159 m, yielded 1,040 b/d from 21 m of net pay in a separate channel sand. A fourth well cut 6 m of net reservoir and flowed gas on test, and a fifth well cut 12...

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