Arrow Exploration spuds well in Llanos basin

March 22, 2023
Arrow Exploration Corp. has spudded the RC-5 well at Rio Cravo Este (RCE) on the Tapir block in the Llanos basin, Colombia.

Arrow Exploration Corp. has spudded the RC-5 well at Rio Cravo Este (RCE) on the Tapir block in the Llanos basin, Colombia. Target depth will be reached within the next 2 weeks.

RC-5 follows completion of RCE-4 in C7-A and C7 Stringer zones (OGJ Online, Mar. 13, 2023). A submersible pump has been inserted but has yet to be turned on. The well is currently being choked back and it is naturally flowing with a 25/168-in. choke. In the last 24 hours it has produced at a rate of 728 bo/d gross at 28.5° API and with 1% water cut, the company said in a release Mar. 22.

The RCE-3 well is flowing at 822 bo/d gross while being choked back currently with a 21/128-in. choke.  The submersible pump has been inserted but not turned on at this time. Water cut remains at 0%.

Once RCE-5 is on production, the 1500 HP drilling rig will be moved from the pad at Rio Cravo Este to Carrizales Norte field where Arrow plans to drill three oil wells at the 3D seismic identified extension of Carrizales field.

Capella field continues to be shut in and discussions among the government, protesters, and the operator are ongoing, the company said.

Arrow Exploration is operator at Tapir (50%).