Abu-Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum’s Manora oil development is now producing from five wells in the northern Gulf of Thailand.
Manora well map. From Tap Oil.
The US$300 million Manora oil field is located within the G1/48 concession, approximately 80km offshore Thailand, in 46m of water depth.
The joint venture’s plan for Manora is a 15 development well campaing that includes up to 10 production wells and five injection wells in the main reservoir sequence.
According to partner Tap Oil, as of earlier this week, 11,198b/d (gross) is flowing to the floating storage offloading unit (FSO) and is producing from wells MNA-01, MNA-02, MNA-03, MNA-05 and MNA-07.
Peak production is anticipated to ramp up to15,000b/d during 1Q 2015.
The wells, being drilled with the Atwood Orca jackup rig, are at different stages.
Wells MNA-07 and MNA-04 have been completed with MNA-10 awaiting completion.
Pressure measurements from MNA-04 and MNA-10 confirm reservoir connectivity to the producing wells, which Tap Oil says is positive for water injection success.
Drilling began on the MNA-09 injector well in the central fault block. Once MNA-09 reaches its final target depth, the MNA-08 producer well in the east fault block will be the next well on the drilling schedule.
The JV announced production on Manora’s MNA-01 and MNA-02 began in November 2014, with initial flow at a combined rate of 2200b/d (gross). In the same month, drilling was completed at MNA-05 and drilling began at MNA-07 and MNA-08.
In October, the MNA-04 and MNA-05 wells in the program were drilled.
Manora was originally discovered in 2009 and opened up a new oil play in the northern Gulf of Thailand. The field was further appraised by drilling three wells, and field development was sanctioned in July 2012. The commercial life of the field is projected to exceed 10 years.
Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of G1/48 with a 60% interest with partners Tap Oil (30%) and Northern Gulf Petroleum (10%).
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