Pétrolia says that the production pump arrived at the Haldimand 4 site on April 24th. The installation of the pump began today and will be completed during the week. The pump will initially be used to complete well cleaning operations.
The well has already been opened twice to prepare for the installation of the pump, once on March 20th and a second time on April 24th. The first well opening, mainly planned to pursue well cleanup by natural flow, allowed the verification of the production separator before pump installation. The opening of the well on March 31st has enabled the production of 10,2 cubic meters (64 barrels) of light crude oil by natural means and of an additional 17.31 cubic meters (109 barrels) since the reopening on April 24th.
The opening of the well from April 24th to the 27th helps both reduce the pressure at the wellhead to allow for the installation of the pump in a safe and secure manner by using the safety valve in the rods as well as the equipment already present at the wellhead.