Oil Exploration / Production Well

Location : Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand

This well was drilled using a full above ground closed circuit solids control system including three shakers and two centrifuges. The well was directionally deviated to intersect a Seismic interpreted Mt Messenger target where a reservoir quality sand was intersected. The well was then completed with production casing prior to the Drill Force Rig #6 rig also being used to run production tubing prior to initial flow testing.

Crew : IADC Well Cap trained and certified drillers and management

Diameter TD : 215.9mm (8-1/2”)

MD : 1,905.2m (6,250.96’)

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 : 13-3/8”

Production Casing : 7”

Surface Casing : 9-5/8”

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
4-1/16” 5K Choke Manifold
Poor-boy Degasser