Tethys Petroleum Limited is pleased to announce the success of Well AKK18, the second shallow gas exploration well of its 2014 programme. Analysis of data from the well indicates it, like the recently drilled AKK17 well, is similar to the AKK15 well which tested gas at a stable rate of approximately 7 million cubic feet (195,000 cubic metres or 1,167 barrels oil equivalent) per day, and the AKK18 is anticipated to test at a comparable rate.
The AKK18 well was drilled to a depth of 750 metres (2,460 feet) some 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) south-west of AKK15 and encountered a 3.6 metre (12 feet) interval of gas bearing Tasaran sand with an average porosity of 31%. This compares to the AKK15 well which encountered a 4 metre (13.1 feet) gas-bearing interval of similar quality, and which will be tied in as part of this year's programme. The AKK18 well will now be cased and prepared for production testing later in the year in conjunction with the AKK17 well in order to minimise costs.