Location : Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand
This well was drilled using a full above ground closed circuit solids control system including two shakers and one centrifuge. The well was directionally deviated to intersect a Seismic interpreted Mt Messenger target where a 40m, reservoir quality sand was intersected. The well was then completed with production casing prior to the Drill Force Rig #1 also being used to run production tubing prior to initial flow testing where reported results included:
"Excellent light quality oil" with a density of 43.7 degrees API, and a pour point of 15 degrees centigrade.
Crew : IADS Well Cap trained and certified drillers and management.
Diameter TD : 156mm (5-1/8")
MD : 1550m (5,085")
Site Access : Approximately 4km off sealed road along steep farm type tracks
Drilling Method : Rotary wash drilled and directionally steered with down hole motor
Conductor Casing : 9-5/8"
Production Casing : 4-1/2"
Surface Casing : 7"
Well Control :
11" 3000psi Annular BOP
11" 3000psi Double ram BOP
11" 3000psi Drilling spool, inc Kill and Choke line valves
5 station Well control system with remote driller's panel, Electric and Air charged
3" Choke Manifold