Kazakhstan

Tethys Petroleum Ltd. sees hopeful signs in two of three wells in the area of its AKD01 Doris discovery on the Akkulka block in Kazakhstan.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 25
– Tethys Petroleum Ltd. sees hopeful signs in two of three wells in the area of its AKD01 Doris discovery on the Akkulka block in Kazakhstan.

Log and core data indicate the AKD02 appraisal well found oil in Jurassic carbonates 4 km northwest of the discovery well. It also found the Lower Cretaceous to be water-bearing, probably due to faulting between the wells.

The company will flow-test the carbonate interval and sidetrack the well to the southeast to try to encounter the upper reservoir in the oil-bearing zone.

Tethys mobilized a seismic crew to shoot 3D over the structure to assist in locating the sidetrack.

Meanwhile, the similarity of the carbonate section to the G6 well drilled some 14 km to the southwest is also encouraging. This section was not tested when the well was drilled years ago. Tethys believes, based on the AKD02 results, that G6 may also contain hydrocarbons, which would greatly extend the area’s potential.

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