Beacon Energy PLC will bring the Schwarzbach-2(2.) (SCHB-2(2.) well into production next month after well testing and cleanup. The well is in Erfelden field in the Schwarzbach license in the German state of Hessen.
The well reached 2,255 m MD (1,717 m TVD) on Aug. 13, 2023, and targeted hydrocarbons in the undeveloped Stockstadt Mitte segment of the field with 2P oil reserves of 3.784 million bbl.
Electric wireline logging was run and is interpreted to have encountered good quality oil-bearing reservoir in Meletta and Oligocene Pechelbronner-Schichten (PBS) reservoirs with porosity ranges above pre-drill expectations., the company said. Initial evaluation of the logs over the PBS indicates a 34-m gross interval containing 28 m of oil-bearing net reservoir, with porosities averaging 18% and up to 28%.
The target reservoirs were encountered about 25 m higher than prognosis, and oil was seen on the shale shakers and in the mud pit while drilling these intervals. No water-bearing sands were encountered in any of the target reservoirs.
The thicker oil-bearing net reservoir and higher range of porosities are better than pre-drill expectations and, in combination with the shallower target depth, have positive implications for both the reserves description and future cash generative potential of this segment of Erfelden field, Beacon continued.
Data provided from the well will help de-risk the 2C contingent resources of 2.4 million bbl assigned to the adjacent Schwarzbach South segment which will be targeted during further field development.
The operating team will now undertake reservoir clean-up, production testing, and install the production liner to bring the well into production through the existing Schwarzbach unmanned oil producing infrastructure which consists of a Beacon-owned and operated separator and storage compartment. Production is expected to be brought onstream over the next month.
Beacon holds a 100% interest in the Schwarzbach production license.