Australia’s Oilex has drilled an extra 200 metres of oil pay for an extended production test at the Sarha-2 well in Oman’s Block 56.
The outfit completed drilling a horizontal well in the Sarha field to a measured depth of 2138 metres, giving an intersection of about 700 metres in the Al Khlata reservoir.
Drilling was extended by an additional 210 metres to include about 200 metres of additional horizontal oil pay in good quality sands interpreted beyond the planned total depth of 1930 metres.
A short term production test will be carried out with the rig in place to determine the well’s productivity.
Temporary surface production facilities will be installed after the rig is released and an extended well test will be carried out for an initial 120 day period.
The Perth-based outfit said that arrangements are being finalised to truck the produced oil to a nearby pipeline terminal for transport to a crude export terminal on the coast.
Block 56, which lies on the eastern flank of the South Oman basin, is operated by Oilex on a 25% interest, with partners Videocon Industries holding 25%, Gail also on 25%, Hindustan Petroleum with 12.5% and Bharat Petroleum on 12.5%.