Drilling has concluded on the Jawhara-3 well in Tunisia’s Sfax offshore exploration permit, according to operator DNO.

The well was drilled vertically drilled to a TD of 2,815 m (7,168 ft). It encountered water in the targeted section of the Douleb and Bireno fractured carbonates formations, while two secondary objectives had oil shows.

DNO and partners Petrogas E&P Tunisia, Eurogas Internal, and Atlas Petroleum Exploration Worldwide will analyze logging and testing results to re-assess the Jawhara field’s oil-in-place estimates.

Petrogas agreed to acquire a 35% interest in the permit last November with terms that included reimbursing DNO for prior expenditures. The deal remains subject to approval by the Tunisian authorities.

Source: Offshore