Perenco drills its 200th well onshore in DRC

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 10 May 2011 05:52
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Perenco is proud to have completed the drilling of its 200th onshore well in DRC.

The ambitious drilling program was started in 2002 soon after Perenco took over the DRC operation from Fina and continued at an average rate of 25 wells per year. In less than ten years Perenco have drilled more wells than previous onshore operators had managed in 30 years, and have unlocked the potential of the mature DRC onshore field.

This was achieved by the combined use of the tailored SS-25 rig that drilled 99% of these wells. Perenco's own operating and service team performed all required services, including perforation, cementing, and directional drilling among others.

This in turn provided an adapted and cost effective solution to targeting low productivity wells.
The wells were mainly projected to reach the Turonian and Cenomanian layers at the depth of 1200m with 22% of the wells being deviated by the in-house deviation team. Drilling and completion time at under 15 days.

The wells drilled by Perenco account for 75% of the current production of the Cenomanian and above layers, as well as 58% of the total onshore production with around 5,700bopd.

The drilling program will continue for the next four years at the same pace, targeting lower productivity wells in the southern fields in order to overcome the natural field decline and also to enhance production.

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