RAK Petroleum said that it found gas in the Hamrat Duru-4 appraisal well in Block 30 onshore Oman. Hamrat Duru-4 is the first appraisal well drilled to test the Shuaiba reservoir on the Hamrat Duru structure as the primary target. The well also tested the Natih A, Natih C and Natih D reservoirs as its secondary objectives.

The gas was found found flowing at initial rates of up to 19 million cubic feet per day from the Shuaiba reservoir. RAK also reported flow rates in excess of expectation from the Natih A, C and D reservoirs.

The United Arab Emirates-based firm took over Block 30 after placing an offer to buy the London listed Indago Petroleum. The onshore block contains four dry gas fields, Hamrat Duru, Nadir, Al Sahwa and Hafar. Commercial discoveries in these fields could be exploited jointly with any discoveries that are made in Indago’s adjacent Block 47.