Afren plc reports that the high impact Simrit-2 exploration well, located on the Ain Sifni PSC in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, has discovered a significant oil accumulation based on the results of drilling, wireline logs and sidewall core sampling.
The objective of the Simrit-2 exploration well is to test the western extent of the Simrit anticline. The well has reached the prognosed total measured depth of 3,700 m (3,697 m true vertical depth). Preliminary analysis of data collected during and following drilling indicates that the well has encountered an estimated 409 m of net oil pay in Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic age reservoirs (an estimated 312 m of this pay is interpreted as containing light oil). No oil water contact has been established in the target reservoirs.