The company announced the strong gas flows had resulted from successful flow testing of the recently drilled Podere Maiar 1dir exploration well on the Selva gas field within the Podere Gallina Exploration licence in northern Italy (PVE 63% Operator; United Oil & Gas Plc 20%; Prospex Oil & Gas Plc 17%).
That drill program intersected two identified gas reservoirs, C1 and C2, in the Medium-Upper Pliocene sands of the Porto Garibaldi Formation.
The thickest level C2 (net pay 25.5 m) reported a peak flow rate of 148 136 sm3/d on a 3/8 in. choke and a pressure differential of 11 bar with no water production. Pressure recovery to formation pressure occurred in 2 minutes. The higher level C1 (net pay 15.5 m) also reported strong flow test results with a peak flow rate of 129 658 sm3/day on a 3/8 in. choke with good pressure recovery (about 12 minutes).
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