Area Drilling

PortugalDesire Petroleum PLC, London, said Mohave Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, has plugged and abandoned the Aljubarrota 2 sidetrack (2ST) in the Lusitanian basin.The zone "failed to produce commercial quantities of hydrocarbon gases during underbalanced drilling operations." During brief test periods, open hole production rates ranged up to 100 Mcfd, indicating very low permeability.Desire said it will study all well data before deciding whether to acid-frac the sidetrack (OGJ, May 1, 2000, p. 42).Viet NamNippon Mitsubishi Oil Corp.'s subsidiary Nippon Oil Exploration Ltd. found oil at the RD-10X stepout in southern Rang Dong field, Block 15-2.RD-10X was drilled in the basement rock res...

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