Ukraine: Hawkley pursuing Dnieper-Donets gas

April 4, 2012
Hawkley Oil & Gas Ltd., Perth, has been awarded a 20-year production license on its 100% owned Sorochynska block in Ukraine’s Dnieper-Donets basin.

Hawkley Oil & Gas Ltd., Perth, has been awarded a 20-year production license on its 100% owned Sorochynska block in Ukraine’s Dnieper-Donets basin.

Hawkley has been producing from the license for more than a year through third party gas processing facilities 20 km away. Award of the license allows the company to construct of a scalable gas plant on the license. Recent 3D seismic acquisition and further geological and petrophysical analysis will provide the basis of a full-field development plan.

Hawkley began production Feb. 17, 2011, from the B18b reservoir at the Sorochynska-201 well in a fault-bounded trap in the eastern part of the license. Present rate is 6 MMcfd of gas and 196 b/d of condensate. The company spudded the Sorochynska-202 development well on Feb. 15, 2012, and is drilling toward 4,250 m expected total depth.

Well-202 is designed to provide a second drainage point for the B18 reservoir some 400 m from and updip of Well-201. It will also appraise incremental gas in the B19 reservoir that tested gas in the Sorochynska-469 well 2.5 km northwest.

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Petzet joined OGJ in 1981 after 13 years in the Tulsa World business-oil department. He was named OGJ Exploration Editor in 1990. A native of Tulsa, he has a BA in journalism from the University of Tulsa.