Addax Petroleum Corporation announced flow test results for the TT-07 well, the fourth appraisal and development well recently drilled on the Taq Taq field by Taq Taq Operating Company, the joint venture company formed by Genel Enerji A.S. and Addax Petroleum to carry out the petroleum operations in the Taq Taq license area.
Three reservoir intervals were tested separately and flowed at an aggregate rate of 37,560 bbl/d of light oil, measured gravity of 48 degrees API with low gas oil ratio. The intervals tested were a 232 meter bare foot completion interval in the Shiranish formation which flowed at a rate of 10,240 bbl/d, a 111 meter interval in the Kometan formation which flowed at a rate of 10,250 bbl/d and a 53 meter interval in the Qamchuqa formation which flowed at a rate of 17,070 bbl/d. Oil flow rates from the Shiranish, Kometan and Qamchuqa intervals were restricted by 128/64”, 76/64” and 128/64” choke sizes respectively. Evaluation of these flow test results is ongoing.
TT-07 is a step-out well located approximately 2.9 kilometres southeast of the TT-04 well, which was located on the crest of the Taq Taq field. It is the second well which is attempting to define the length-wise areal extent of the Taq Taq structure approximately 6 kilometres in the opposite direction of the crest of the field from TT-06. The TT-07 well was spudded in late April and completed drilling in early July at a total depth of 2,187 metres. Testing of TT-07 commenced in mid August, 2007.
Interpretation of data acquired from TT-07, including wireline and 36 metres of core, confirmed the presence of a significant and extensive fracture system as observed in the TT-04, TT-05 and TT-06 wells in the tested formations. The Shiranish interval in the TT-07 well was acid stimulated.
The TT-07 well is the fourth of a six well drilling and seismic appraisal program by Genel and Addax Petroleum. The drilling of the fifth and sixth appraisal and development wells, TT-08 and TT-09, are now in progress. The TT-08 well was spudded in mid-July and is located approximately 1.7 kilometres east of the TT-04 well along the width-wise axis of the Taq Taq field. In addition to the ongoing drilling program, Genel and Addax Petroleum have commenced shooting 290 square kilometres of 3D seismic over the Taq Taq field and expect to complete the acquisition early in the fourth quarter of 2007. The results of the drilling and seismic appraisal program will be integrated into a full field development plan which Genel and Addax Petroleum expect to commence implementing in 2008. Genel and Addax Petroleum also are finalizing the acquisition of 175 kilometres of 2D seismic over the Kewa Chirmila prospect and surrounding area, which is in the same license area as the Taq Taq field.
The Taq Taq field is located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq some 60 kilometres northeast of Kirkuk, 55 kilometres southwest of Erbil and 120 kilometres northwest of Sulaimaniyah.