Drilling Update: Dzheitune (Lam) 22/128 on production

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, July 16 - 2008 @ 13:01

Completion of well Dzheitune (Lam) A/129 is scheduled for August 2008.

The CIS-1 rig will spud a further development well, Dzheitune (Lam) 22/130 shortly, which is scheduled for completion in October 2008.

Hussain M. Sultan, Executive Chairman, commented:

“I am pleased to announce the successful completion and initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) A/128 development well which was drilled from the Dzheitune (Lam) 22 platform using the CIS-1 rig. This is the fifth well we have completed this year on schedule and in line with Dragon Oil’s drilling programme. We are confident that we will meet our 2008 targets for both the number of wells drilled and production.”

Initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) 22/128 well was completed on schedule.

The well was drilled to a depth of 3,848 metres, with testing of the short and long strings resulting in production rates of 1,484 bopd and 1,116 bopd respectively.

Further testing and optimisation is scheduled to take place over the next few weeks.

The Iran Khazar rig is currently drilling the 8 ½” hole section of the Dzheitune (Lam) A/129 well with completion expected in August 2008.

The CIS-1 rig has since skidded to slot 1 on the Dzheitune (Lam) 22 platform and will spud a further development well, Dzheitune (Lam) 22/130 shortly.

This new development well has a target depth of 3,840 metres and is expected to come on production in October 2008.

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