TAG Oil Blog

Horizontal drilling in New Zealand…just days away.

Posted by Kris Clark on Oct 31, 2010 11:06:00 PM
 Horizontal drilling in New Zealand
The guys hard at work.

We’re releasing the drilling rig and mobilizing a service rig over to Cheal-BH-1 to complete our five-stage stimulation. Uphole mudlogs have recorded better than expected oil and gas shows in the secondary Urenui Formation, and in the Mt. Messenger horizontal section of the well, a total of 430m of continuous reservoir penetration is interpreted with high oil and gas readings.

All stage packers have been successfully deployed, and we’re going to have the first horizontal multi-stage fractured well in New Zealand in a matter of days.

Topics: Mt. Messenger, Urenui, Cheal Oil Field

Sidewinder continues to impress.

Posted by Kris Clark on Oct 19, 2010 4:21:00 PM
Sidewinder gas-flare
Gorgeous Sidewinder gas-flare photos are still pouring in.

Topics: Sidewinder Discovery

Looking forward to Cardiff operations.

Posted by Kris Clark on Oct 3, 2010 10:56:00 PM

The plan is to recommence development of the Cardiff deep gas discovery, targeting the various gas/condensate zones with horizontal-drilling and multi-stage fracturing developed specifically for these types of tight-sand gas reservoirs. Porosities and permeabilities found within the multiple Kapuni Sands Formation zones encountered in the Cardiff-1 (5050m total depth), Cardiff-2 and Cardiff-2A sidetrack (4931m total depth) wells are analogous to prolific tight-sand formations in Germany, Holland, the North Sea and North America, where new technologies have been successful in achieving dramatic increases to oil and gas flow rates and overall reserve recovery.

Access to market for Cardiff gas is relatively straightforward, seeing as it’s situated just 3-km from a tie-in to TAG-owned gas infrastructure. This tie-in provides a link to the high-capacity LTS gas pipeline and the thriving North Island gas market.

New Zealand Gas Development and Demand
Strong demand, tightening supply and record-high contract gas prices in New Zealand provide commercial opportunities for developing gas on the North Island.

Topics: Cardiff Deep Gas