ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. says that the Chiya Khere (CK-5) development well was spudded on May 16, 2014 using the DQE31 drilling rig and reached Total Depth of 2098 metres Measured Depth (1744 metres True Vertical Depth) in the Butmah formation on June 28, in 43 days.
The well was drilled ahead of schedule and under budget. The well was deviated from the same well pad as AT-1 & AT-4 with the bottomhole location approximately 870 metres WSW of the surface location.
The average hole angle through the reservoir section was 40 degrees. CK-5 will be tested using a service rig in early 2015 prior to final completion and tie-in to the Phase One production facility.