A Persian Gulf oil discovery claimed by Dubai early this year turns out to be a redrill of a 1986 dry hole.
By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 9 – A Persian Gulf oil discovery claimed by Dubai early this year turns out to be a redrill of a 1986 dry hole.
No downhole information is available on the new well, which IHS Inc. confirmed is a reentry-sidetrack of Jadid-1. Dubai Petroleum Co. drilled Jadid-1 in July-October 1986 as an apparent vertical dry hole. Original total depth is 11,438 ft.
Dubai in February 2010 claimed an oil discovery named Al Jalila east of Rashid oil field (OGJ Online, Feb. 8, 2010). IHS Global Insight called the discovery “an interesting and encouraging event, although it is unlikely to be very large.” Dubai hasn’t revealed further details on the reentry.