The appraisal program on the recently discovered structure in Block 4 onshore the Sultanate of Oman (B4EW4) continues with another very successful well. The sixth well (B4EW4-6) on the structure, flows in excess of 3,000 BOPD on a 34/64 inch choke from the Lower Buah reservoir section of the Nafun carbonate group. This is the third appraisal well into this reservoir section on the structure, and it was drilled approximately 1,100 meters northeast from the discovery well (B4EW4-1). Apart from yielding excellent flows, this well also confirmed the reservoir extension in the north eastern direction, opening up for continued appraisal drilling further away from the discovery well. The new well is being hooked up to the testing equipment for a long term production test.
The rig has moved to drill an exploration well on the nearby structure (B4EW6), with similar characteristics to the B4EW4 structure.