ULTRADEEP HIGH-PRESSURE WELL TESTED IN AUSTRIA

J. Moritz, A. Baumgartner OMV Aktiengesellschaft Vienna Specialized equipment and procedures were needed for carrying out a successful flow test of the deepest reservoir, to date, in Europe. The reservoir, located at 20,712 ft, had a pressure gradient of 18.3 ppg mud. Because the shallow formations in the Austrian basins had been relatively well explored (first commercial oil in 1934), it was necessary to change the exploration strategy and drill deeper.

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