Rabat - Oil and Gas exploring company Gulfsands Petroleum has confirmed a new natural gas discovery at the Douar Ouled Balkhair 1 (DOB-1 well) gas exploration in Morocco.
Rabat – Oil and Gas exploring company Gulfsands Petroleum has confirmed a new natural gas discovery at the Douar Ouled Balkhair 1 (DOB-1 well) gas exploration in Morocco.
The company said that the DOB-1 well located within the Rharb Centre permit in northern Morocco was drilled to a Total Depth (“TD”) of 1140 meters. It added that gas flowed to the surface during the well’s clean up flow period at rates in excess of 10 million standard cubic feet per day.
The DOB-1 well is the third well to be drilled on the Rharb Centre Permit based on the company’s interpretation of 3D seismic survey data acquired by Gulfsands on the Permit area in the second half of 2013.The first two wells to be drilled in this permit were also successful in finding gas and flowing it to the surface, at wells LTU-1 and DRC-1.
Gulfsands Petroleum said that significantly elevated gas readings obtained while drilling, as well as interpretation of geological samples and wire line logs, indicated the presence of a gas bearing sandstone reservoir section of “excellent quality.”
Mahdi Sajjad, the company’s CEO commented: “We are delighted with the results of the drilling and flow testing operations at well DOB-1. This is the third consecutive successful exploration that the company has achieved in Morocco utilizing the 3D seismic data acquired and processed in 201-2014.
We are continuing with our efforts to commence production from these discoveries and are receiving much appreciated assistance from the Office of Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM) to ensure this is achieved as soon as possible,” he added.