RusPetro spuds Krasnoleninsk probe

Developing prospects: RusPetro spuds further well at Krasnoleninsk after successful flow tests

London-listed RusPetro has spudded the latest development well on its Krasnoleninsk oilfield in Russia’s West Siberian basin.

Well 4158 is being drilled from the same pad as the just-completed 1004 well, which flowed 700 barrels per day of oil from a Jurassic zone during tests.

RusPetro said crude from the 1004 well is being produced into temporary storage facilities while it completes surface infrastructure upgrades to accommodate higher production rates for this part of the field.

Well 4158 is targeting Lower and Middle Jurassic siltstones at 2760 metres true vertical depth and will hit its objective this month.

Well 244, is set to be fractured this week while another well, 245, is due online next month and an exploration probe, 1036, is set to be tested this month. 

On the back of positive results from well 1004, RusPetro is mobilising two rigs to the western area of Krasnoleninsk and two others to the northeast part of the field.

Crude from Krasnoleninsk is currently trucked to markets but an export pipeline is due to be commissioned in May.

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