FAR Ltd., Senegal, offshore, oil

The Melbourne-based junior’s profile was raised recently with the first offshore Senegal discovery in 20 years. Managing Director Cath Norman explains the significance of the discovery and where the company can go from here.

Well 7324/8-2was drilled about 6 km southeast of oil discovery 7324/8-1 "Wisting" in the Barents Sea. The well is also 310 km north of Hammerfest.

AWE could commercialize new sources of gas in Western Australia’s Perth Basin by mid next year after discovering an estimated 149 billion cubic feet of gas at the Irwin and Synaphea structures.

JIP research focuses on deepwater sampling systems, subsea sensors and subsea clamp-on meters.

Test results confirmed two 24 m-thick light oil intervals in good-porosity reservoirs. Well 3-BRSA-1296-SES is third extension well in Moita Bonita area, discovered August 2012.

Weatherford’s OmniWel in-well optical production and reservoir monitoring systems will combine with OptaSense’s DAS technology to improve reservoir management/ EUR. Technologies include DAS-VSP vertical seismic profiling, DAS-HFP hydraulic fracture monitoring.

Singapore-based InterOil Corp. began flow testing at the Elk-Antelope gas field in Papua New Guinea for field appraisal. The field, in Gulf province, contains the Antelope-5 wellsite.

Average gross production in Turkmenistan’s Cheleken contract area was about 88,700 bbl/d in the first quarter. This was a 23% increase over the corresponding 2014 level.

Petrobras discovered oil in Espírito Santo Basin, onshore Brazil. The company also completed the formation test on well 3-BRSA-1286-SES in concession BM-SEAL-11, in ultradeep waters of Sergipe-Alagoas Basin.

Exploration well 34/3-5, about 5 km southeast of Knarr Field, is dry and will be plugged and abandoned. It is about 120 km west of Florø in northern North Sea.

Wireline logging is underway to evaluate openhole section of the Manusela Formation limestone primary objective. The well hit hydrocarbons in Seram (Non Bula) production sharing contract area in eastern Indonesia.

The SNE-1 and FAN-1 wells were the first deepwater wells drilled offshore Senegal in 26 years. They discovered oil and yielded key data for updating predrill geological models.