Al Baraka-16 Discovery Well Tests at 530 bopd
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CALGARY, June 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Sea Dragon Energy Inc. ("Sea Dragon" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SDX) is pleased to announce that the Al Baraka-16 well has discovered oil in a separate fault block from the main Al Baraka field and tested oil from the deeper Kom Ombo "C" sand pay. This discovery has the potential of more than doubling the current field production.
This development well was successfully drilled to a total depth of 7,590 feet in the basement. The well is located on Al Baraka development lease on a separate fault block, immediately southwest from the main Al Baraka field. The well encountered oil shows in the Six Hills F1, Kom Omb "C" and Kom Ombo "A" sands. Cores were cut in the Six Hills F1 and Kom Ombo "A" sands. Core and petrophysical analyses show 60 feet of oil pay in the Kom Ombo "C", 18 feet in the Six Hills F1 and 4 feet in the Kom Ombo "A".
The Kom Ombo "C" was selectively perforated in the interval 6,610-6,767 feet and tested with Nitrogen lift at a rate of up to 530 bopd. This is the first commercial oil discovery in the Kom Ombo "C" sands where oil shows were observed in other wells previously drilled on the concession. The forward plan is to place the well on an extended production test to establish a stabilized production rate, map the extent of the pay and develop a plan for future step out wells.
West Al Baraka-2 Well:
The West Al Baraka-2 (WAB-2), the second oil discovery on the Kom Ombo concession is currently awaiting hydraulic fracture stimulation (frac). The frac program will be carried out by mid-June to determine the commercial viability of this discovery.
This exploratory well, the second commitment well, is located 4.5 km south of Al Baraka oilfield, 4.3 km south of AB-16 discovery and 5.5 km northeast of the WAB-2 discovery. The well is proposed to be drilled to a total depth of 6,700 feet into the basement to test a large separate fault structure. The primary objective of this well is to appraise the deeper Kom Ombo "C" sands updip from AB-16 with the secondary objectives being the shallower Six Hills and Abu Ballas Formations.
Success at Faris-1 will open the Kom Ombo "C" sands play, as several follow up prospects and development locations have been identified.
Current production from the Al Baraka field is averaging approximately 500 bopd gross.
The Kom Ombo concession is located onshore in the southern part of Egypt some 1,000 km south of Cairo. It contains the Al Baraka oilfield, producing light oil from multiple reservoirs and an exploration area of 11,400 km².
Sea Dragon has a 50% working interest and is a joint operator of the Kom Ombo Concession with Dana Gas owning the remaining 50%.
Al Amir SE-12 Well:
This development well, located in the south eastern area of the field was spud on April 25, 2012. The well was targeting the Shagar and Rahmi reservoirs at a depth of approximately 9,320 and 9,400 feet respectively. The well was drilled to a total depth of 10,200 feet in the Upper Rudeis and logged. Interpretation of the drilling and logging information indicate the well crossed a fault resulting in the absence of the Shagar and Rahmi reservoirs. The decision was then made to plug back to 3,700 feet and sidetrack the well updip to the northeast. Sidetrack operations are currently ongoing and the well is expected to reach total depth in approximately 20 days.
Current production from the Al Amir SE and Geyad fields is approximately 9,700 bopd (970 bopd net to Sea Dragon). Cumulative production from the NW Gemsa Concession has now exceeded 8.2 million barrels of 42 degree API Crude oil.
The NW Gemsa concession is located onshore on the west side of the Gulf of Suez, some 300 km southeast of Cairo. Two main oil fields are producing light oil, the Al Amir SE field along with the Al Ola extension to the south and the Geyad field to the north.
Sea Dragon has a 10% working interest in the NW Gemsa Concession with Vegas at 50%, as operator and Circle Oil PLC with 40%.
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