Austrian OMV recently informed that its Maari offshore field redevelopment project in New Zealand has been completed. Horizon Oil, a partner in the project, has now reported that the final well, MR10, is on production.
OMV previously reported that the well MR10 was being tied-in to the production network.
According to Horizon Oil, as of July 6, the MR10 well was drilled and completed and it was flowing approximately 2,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), with daily production of approximately 16,500 barrels of oil per day.
The final flow rate for MR10 will be optimised by OMV New Zealand, the operator of the Maari Joint Venture (JV), based on engineering data collected as the well continues to stabilise, Horizon Oil said in the announcement.
Furthermore, OMV expects the field’s production capacity to increase to approximately 20,000 bopd with the optimisation of production from MR10 and an upcoming 2015 work-over campaign.
A total of four new production wells were drilled in the Maari Growth Program using the Ensco 107
Horizon Oil said that the Ensco 107 jack-up drilling rig is being prepared for demobilisation from the Maari Field, and the Maari JV’s work-over unit (WOU) equipment is being prepared for scheduled load out to the wellhead platform in late July 2015. The WOU will be used to carry out maintenance workovers and other activities such as adding perforations to further enhance production. The work-over campaign is scheduled to start after the demobilisation of the Ensco 107.
OMV New Zealand is the operator of the field with 69%, and partners in the JV are Todd Maari 16%, Horizon Oil International 10%, and Cue Taranaki Pty 5%.