FX Energy, Inc. reported that sidetracking operations at the Zaniemysl-3k well have been completed. A drill stem test (DST) in the Rotliegend sandstone reservoir produced only brine and the well will be plugged and abandoned. The sidetrack operation was undertaken because the reservoir was interpreted to be at least 10 meters higher in the new target location than at the original discovery well location. However, the sidetrack actually encountered only 3 meters of structural rise.
The Zaniemysl-3 well was discovered in 2004 and began production in 2006. It produced a total of 20.8 billion cubic feet of gas. The well is located in the Fences concession where PGNiG is the operator and owns 51% of the working interest; FX Energy and CalEnergy each own 24.5% of the Zaniemysl-3 well.