Kyrgyzstan

The South Petroleum Co. Kyrgyz joint venture is drilling the Huday Nazar SPC-1 exploration well on the Soh license in Kyrgyzstan, said participant Manas Petroleum, Baar, Switzerland.

Aug 13th, 2009

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 13
– The South Petroleum Co. Kyrgyz joint venture is drilling the Huday Nazar SPC-1 exploration well on the Soh license in Kyrgyzstan, said participant Manas Petroleum, Baar, Switzerland.

The well is projected to 2,400 m to test Paleogene clastics and carbonate reservoirs at 1,680-1,835 m (see map, OGJ, Nov. 19, 2007, p. 34).

The analog to this prospect is North Soh field, which has produced 13 million bbl of oil and 140 bcf of gas 20 km west. The P50 mapped closure at the SPC-1 prospect is 5 sq km and the net thickness of the targeted reservoirs, using the productive limestone and sandstone strata from similar fields, is estimated to be 20 m with 14% porosity.

SPC-1 replaces the previously planned drilling of the smaller and shallower East Chongora prospect.

SPC is processing 800 line-km of 2D seismic in preparation for a deeper drilling program to start in early 2010.

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