London-listed RusPetro has spudded the latest development well on its Krasnoleninsk oilfield in Russia’s West Siberian basin.
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.
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.
is targeting Lower and Middle Jurassic siltstones at 2760 metres true vertical
depth and will hit its objective this month.
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
Krasnoleninsk is currently trucked to markets but an export pipeline is due to
be commissioned in May.