The exploration well B4EW3 on Block 4 onshore Oman has been successfully completed. At an initial flow test, the well flowed at a rate of 2,400 BOPD from the Khufai formation. B4EW3 has been connected to the production facilities at the Saiwan East oilfield to undergo a long term production test.
The well was drilled approximately 6 km east of the Saiwan East oil field within the Block 4 3D seismic area. It was drilled to a total depth below surface of 2,025 metres. A 36 metre gross oil column was encountered in the Khufai formation, while no significant oilshows were recorded in the Masirah Bay formation.