Mubadala strikes pay at Manora well

Oil and gas company Mubadala Petroleum has hit oil at the appraisal well on the Manora Oil Development located in the Northern Gulf of Thailand. 

Mubadala is the operator of the G1/48 concession, where the development is located, with 60% interest while its partners Tap Oil and Northern Gulf Petroleum have 30% and 10% interest, respectively.

The jack-up rig Atwood Orca started drilling the MNA-17 well at the Manora Oil Development on September 3, 2016.

The MNA-17 well is being drilled from the Manora platform and has both an appraisal and development component.

The MNA-17 (AP) well path is an appraisal/pilot well, appraising the 500 series sands and assessing a separate untested fault block, the Manora West Structure, which has the potential to de-risk the Greater Manora West prospective resources.

According to Tap Oil’s statement on Friday, the MNA-17 (AP) well was drilled to a total depth of 1916.5 meters total vertical depth subsea (TVDSS). The well intersected three sands in the Primary 500 sand target, the upper two were water wet with the lower sand having a log derived oil column of 2.1m TVDSS in good porosity reservoir.

The deeper Manora West Fault block target intersected a low porosity reservoir with minor oil shows. The MNA-17(AP) well path has now been plugged and abandoned.

Tap added that drilling has now started on the MNA-17 (AJ) well path, which will utilize the upper pilot section before being sidetracked North-East into the Central Fault Block as a new production well.

MNA-17 (AJ) is expected to increase Manora production performance. The MNA-17 (AJ) sidetrack is expected to take 7 days with a total depth of 1,981.2 meters TVDSS.

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