Africa Hydrocarbons to commence well completion operations in Tunisia

Africa Hydrocarbons to commence well completion operations in TunisiaAfrica Hydrocarbons is due to start completion operations at the BHN-1 exploration well imminently. (Image source: Imahornfan/Flickr)Africa Hydrocarbons has announced it is due to start completion operations at the BHN-1 exploration well on the Bouhajla Permit onshore Tunisia

The company, which holds a 47.5 per cent working interest in the BHN-1 well, said preparations at the site have now finished, allowing for continuation of the completion and testing programme, which is expected to begin imminently.

John Nelson, CEO of Africa Hydrocarbons, said, “We are pleased to have recently completed a financing that will cover our near term commitments and also enable us to expand our completion and testing programme. The 3D seismic, drilling data and log data interpretations have provided some encouraging observations that de-risk certain aspects of the exploration process that we will evaluate further following the completion and testing operation.”

According to Africa Hydrocarbons, completion equipment is now being mobilised and the programme has been expanded to include one additional interpreted fracture interval.

The company said two six-metre intervals and one three-metre interval will be perforated over interpreted fracture zones within the logged Abiod reservoir section for possible flow and testing analysis.

The operations are expected to take approximately 10 days, with the results set to be announced once relevant flow and pressure data have been collected and interpreted, Africa Hydrocarbons said.

“The next steps will hopefully provide insights on the extent and quality of the fracture network in the vicinity of the wellbore and provide additional data to understand the hydrocarbon potential of this prospect and other prospects on the remainder of our 536 square kilometre block,” Nelson added.

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