SacOil begins drilling onshore Egyptian oilfield

oil8The wells will be targeting the main producing reservoir — the Nukhul formation. (Image source: Dani Simmonds/sxc.hu)SacOil, through its subsidiary Mena International Petroleum Company, has commenced the drilling of Lagia 11 well at its Lagia oilfield in Sinai onshore Egypt

According to the company, this is part of the Phase 2 field development operations. The Lagia 11 well is part of a five-well drilling campaign aimed at increasing and optimising production. The Lagia 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 wells would be drilled using the contracted Petro PDSO land rig — Shams 1 — and would be targeting the main producing reservoir, the Nukhul formation, at around 457.2 metres below mean sea level.

The Phase 2 field development also includes the successful installation and commissioning of steam facilities for a thermal recovery process on the production wells.

The five existing wells were steamed and allowed to soak for a number of days in order to heat up the reservoir and reduce the oil viscosity before starting production. The final programme includes the steaming and thermal recovery of all the wells in order to achieve a targeted production rate of 1,000 bpd.

The company is in the process of installing ten new thermal well heads and tubing sucker rod pumps, which have been customised specifically for the Lagia field conditions and will replace the progressive cavity pumps.

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