DualEx and Chinook Energy provide Tunisian updates

Image source: DualEx Energy.DualEx Energy and Chinook Energy have provided updates of their respective drilling activities on Tunisia’s Bouhajla and Sud Remada permits

DualEx Energy International Inc, has set 9 5/8 inch intermediate casing to a depth of 1,984 m at its BHN-1 exploration well on the Bouhajla Permit.

Drilling of the 8 ½ inch main hole to the projected total depth of 2,545 m will commence shortly.

The BHN-1 well was spud on June 8 this year and is the first exploration well on the Bouhajla Permit.

The well is being drilled to evaluate a Cretaceous Abiod oil target on the Bouhajla North prospect.

The well is expected to take four to six weeks from spud to reach total depth.

Meanwhile, Chinook Energy Inc has announced that the El Bell exploration well on the Sud Remada Permit in Tunisia has been cased and suspended pending further analysis of wireline testing information.

Depending on further interpretation, the well may be completed and production tested in the target Ordovician zone, completed for use as a water source well in a shallow water-bearing zone, or abandoned.

The well was spud on June 6 this year, drilled to a total depth of 1,375 m, evaluated and the rig released on June 24 at an estimated cost of US$3.4mn.

The Foradex 14 drilling rig will move back to the BBT Concession where it will perform completion and workover operations for approximately 10 days prior to moving to the next drilling location at TT-20.

TT-20 is the third of a six to seven well drilling programme planned for this year on the BBT Concession.

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