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Tap Oil drilling in Thailand ahead of schedule

Oilfield Technology,

Tap Oil Limited has provided an update on the Manora Oil Development in the Northern Gulf of Thailand.

Batch drilling of the first three development wells is progressing ahead of schedule, with MNA-01 and MNA-02 having been drilled to the final target depths and drilling of MNA-03 progressing. MNA-01 and MNA-02 are required ahead of introduction of hydrocarbons to the Manora production facility.

The first two development wells MNA-01 and MNA-02, encountered 172 ft and 160 ft of net oil pay respectively in the three 600 series reservoirs of the central fault block. They will be completed as single zone producers in two of the three reservoirs. The well results compare favorably to the Manora-1 discovery well, which found 168 ft net oil pay in the same sequence of reservoirs. Drilling is currently progressing on the MNA-03 well, which is targeted at the third reservoir.

Mubadala Petroleum, operator of the Manora Oil Development joint venture, has advised that production at Manora is now expected to commence in the second half of October. The commissioning work is well underway and it is anticipated the hook up and commissioning will be completed during this time.

The Manora A platform is located within the Gulf of Thailand in 46 m of water. The development drilling program calls for drilling and completion of 15 wells, with the program expected to continue until the end of Q1 2015.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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