Sinochem further developing Colombia's Capella

Sinochem Corp. and Canacol Energy Ltd., Calgary, will spend $42 million in 2010 delineating and developing Capella heavy oil field on the Ombu block in Colombia’s Caguan-Putumayo basin.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 4
-- Sinochem Corp. and Canacol Energy Ltd., Calgary, will spend $42 million in 2010 delineating and developing Capella heavy oil field on the Ombu block in Colombia’s Caguan-Putumayo basin.

Aside from developing Capella, in which it holds 10% interest, Canacol plans to explore two adjacent contract areas awarded in 2009 in which it has 100% interest. Total acreage exceeds 1.2 million acres.

Canacol, which discovered Capella in July 2008, has drilled six more successful wells in 2008-09. Shooting 185 sq km of 3D seismic at Ombu started in March.

Romero-A1 well, spud Apr. 28 and projected to Mirador at 3,250 ft, is the first of seven wells Canacol will drill at Capella in 2010. The next well, Capella F-10H, will be the field’s first horizontal penetration.

The 2010 work program includes drilling four delineation wells and three development wells, including Romero A1, shooting 3D seismic, starting a steam injection pilot at one well, building a 2,000-b/d early production facility and laying flow lines, upgrading roads and bridges, and drilling a water disposal well.

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