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Strong flow test at Sidewinder 3 makes for more good news.

Posted by Kris Clark on Jun 2, 2011 12:09:00 AM

The test is done and the news is good: We drilled the Sidewinder-3 well (about 1 km south of Sidewinder 1) to a total depth of 2,160 meters and encountered 15.4 meters of net gas-bearing sandstones. We’ve drilled four wells so far, and the interpreted total hydrocarbon column at Sidewinder exceeds 60 meters in thickness, with no water column evident in any of the wells.

A 4-Point Isochronal test achieved a stabilized flow rate of 7.2 million cubic feet per day (1200 BOE per day) with less than a 50% drawdown, consistent with the Sidewinder-1 well flow test (stabilized flow rates of 8.5 million cubic feet of gas plus 44 barrels of oil per day from 14m of net pay).

We calculate the absolute open flow rate of Sidewinder 1 to be 30 million cubic feet of gas per day or 5000 BOE per day; we’ll complete a similar analysis on Sidewinder-3 once the down hole gauges are retrieved in a couple weeks.

Strong flow test at TAG Oil's Sidewinder 3 well

Topics: Sidewinder Discovery