Oil output rising in Turkey's Selmo field

Production at Selmo, Turkey’s second-largest oil field by cumulative production, is expected to top 2,000 b/d of 34° gravity oil as soon as three recently drilled wells are placed on production.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 17
-- Production at Selmo, Turkey’s second-largest oil field by cumulative production, is expected to top 2,000 b/d of 34° gravity oil as soon as three recently drilled wells are placed on production.

The field, in Turkey’s Southeast basin north of the Zagros fold belt, averaged 1,715 b/d in the first half of February vs. 1,534 b/d in fourth-quarter 2009.

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd., Dallas, with 100% interest in the field, plans to drill at least 18 infill wells at Selmo in 2010. The underdeveloped field has produced 83 million bbl of the 600 million bbl estimated in place. Spacing averages 188 acres/well.

In the past 90 days the company has reworked wells to reduce water cut and acidized the upper producing intervals in several wells. The MSD dolomite and Upper LSL limestone formations have made good completions with low water cut.

A fourth pulling unit and the company’s own acid stimulation equipment are to arrive in the second quarter of 2010, enabling the company to pump higher-rate jobs.

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