NOC unit AGOC makes oil discovery in Ghadames basin

Arabian Gulf Oil Co. (AGOC), a subsidiary of Libya’s National Oil Co., discovered oil in the Ghadames basin after reaching a TD of 10,500 ft.

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, Sept. 3 -- Arabian Gulf Oil Co. (AGOC), a subsidiary of Libya’s National Oil Co., discovered oil in the Ghadames basin after reaching a TD of 10,500 ft.

Wildcat well B1-NC4, drilled 190 km south of Tripoli, tested 1,887 b/d of 41° gravity oil and 600 Mscfd of gas from the Lower Acacus formation at an interval of 8,748-8,754 ft and 8,775-8,768 ft. The oil flowed from 13 ft of net pay on a 32/64-in. choke.

AGOC also reported 2,125 b/d of 40° gravity oil and 760 Mscfd of gas from the same formation at intervals of 8,515-8,519 ft and 8,531-8,542 ft. Oil was produced from 15 ft of net pay on a 32/64-in. choke.

The Mamouniyat formation at intervals of 10,062-10,082 ft produced 600 b/d of condensate and 4.8 MMcfd of gas. Agoco said the condensate was 55° gravity and was delivered via 20 ft of net pay on a 32/64-in. choke.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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