Gazprom Neft has started work to reactivate well Bd1 at Badra, Iraq, where it is operator. The work will make it possible to determine the technical state of the well and subsequently test four productive stratas at the site.
This is the third well at Badra that Gazprom Neft has started work on. The first appraisal well was drilled in November 2011, the second in January. Once investigation of the wells has been completed, the appraisal wells will become operational.
Three drilling rigs operate simultaneously on the site. During 2012 an additional four wells will be drilled, including a deep exploration well to study the lower strata at the deposit.
The results of the drilling and seismic work carried out in 2011 will provide a better understanding of the site structure, and the final exploration plan will be drawn up in 2013.