Rockhopper Exploration plc is currently producing 340 barrels per day (b/d) of oil from its existing ASH-1ST2 well at Abu Sennan concession, the company said in a statement.

According to the statement, the well was completed, perforated, and tested, while the rig was released on December 10 with encouraging results.  The well will be tested at stabilised rates once the rig has moved off site.

Oil production from the AR-C in well AJSE-1X has increased from approximately 200 b/d to approximately 450 b/d.

Operations are ongoing to complete the well as an AR-C reservoir water injector.

Current production from Abu Sennan is approximately 5,100 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) of oil, excluding production from ASH-2 which is awaiting final commissioning.

ASH-2, was spudded on October 21, reaching a total depth of 4,030 meters in the Alam El Bueib Formation on November 22.

Rockhopper holds a 22% working interest in Abu Sennan, and it will soon be acquired by United Oil and Gas. United has expressed its approval of the latest exploration results made by Rockhopper and is confident that production will increase in the future.