Oil Exploration / Production Well - Taranaki 2

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
Poor-boy Degasser