Gulf Oil and Gas accountACCOUNT

Heritage Oil Provides Uganda Work Program Update

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/23/2006, Location: Africa

Heritage Oil Corporation will be drilling the Kingfisher-1 exploration well in its Block 3A permit in Uganda. The Kingfisher-1 well is expected to spud this summer and will be the first of an initial two well program in Block 3A. Two rigs are currently available in the area and much of the consumables are already in-country. The Kingfisher prospect extends out into Lake Albert, but can be conveniently drilled from the lakeshore. Heritage is the operator of Block 3A with a 50% interest, while Tullow Oil owns the remaining 50%.

The prospects for exploration drilling in the Lake Albert area have significantly improved due to the recent exploration success of Hardman Resources (Hardman) in Block 2, which lies immediately to the north of Heritage's permit. During the last three months, Hardman has drilled two wells and found oil in both. Hardman has reported that the first of these two wells, Mputa-1, recovered samples of black oil and had oil and gas readings over a gross interval of 220 meters. This well definitively proved the presence of all the components of a working petroleum system in the basin, namely mature source rock, good quality reservoir, a valid trap and sealing shale formations. Hardman's second well, Waraga-1, reportedly appears to be even more encouraging, as it recovered light oil samples which suggest an oil column of 45 meters. Hardman has reported it intends to production test its wells as soon as it can mobilize test equipment.

Micael Gulbenkian, Chairman & CEO said: "the Kingfisher prospect is a very large structural closure which, if sufficient reservoir pay is present in the section, has the capacity to contain large volumes of oil. The presence of oil in both the nearby Hardman wells which has proved a working hydrocarbon system within the basin and the apparent absence of carbon dioxide in the Hardman wells, all make the drilling of the Kingfisher prospect an exciting exploration opportunity."

He added: "Kingfisher appears to be optimally placed within the basin with respect to the assumed hydrocarbon-generating source rocks that are postulated to be present in the section of sediments beneath Lake Albert, which makes it additionally prospective as a drilling target."

Drilling News in Uganda >>

Australia >>  5/21/2019 - JV partner Carnarvon Petroleum has provided an update on the drilling of the Santos-operated Dorado-2 well. Since the last report the 12-1/4” hole has...
Egypt >>  5/21/2019 - Dana Gas PJSC, the Middle East's largest regional private sector natural gas company, has commenced drilling operations on 20 May at its Merak-1 well,...

Norway >>  5/15/2019 - Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority has given Aker BP consent to drill exploration well 15/6-16 S, with options for a sidetrack and testing. The well ...
Colombia >>  5/14/2019 - Amerisur Resources, the oil and gas producer and explorer focused on South America, has provided an update on operations in Colombia ahead of its annu...

Norway >>  5/14/2019 - The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate has granted Lundin Norway a drilling permit for wildcat well 16/1-31 A in production licence PL 338. Well 16/1-31 ...
Scotland >>  5/14/2019 - Siccar Point Energy (‘Siccar Point’) has completed drilling the Blackrock exploration well 204/5b-2 in the West of Shetland. The well was drilled wit...

Related Categories: Artificial Lift  Cementing, Stimulation  Directional Drilling  Drilling  Drilling Engineering & Equipment Systems  Enhanced Oil Recovery  General  Logging, Perforating, Testing  Offshore Drilling  Reservoir/Completion Consultants  Workover & Well Services  Workover Rigs/Services 

Related Articles: Artificial Lift  Cementing, Stimulation  Directional Drilling  Drilling  Drilling Engineering & Equipment Systems  Enhanced Oil Recovery  General  Logging, Perforating, Testing  Offshore Drilling  Reservoir/Completion Consultants  Workover & Well Services  Workover Rigs/Services 


Uganda Oil & Gas 1 >>  2 | 3 |

Oil & Gas Projects in Uganda >>

More News

Related Links

AO BJ BW CD CG CI CM DZ EG EH ET GA GH GM GN GQ GW KE LR LY MA MG ML MR MZ NA NE NG RW SC SD SL SN SO ST SZ TD TN TZ UG ZA ZM
Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.