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Total begins Antelope-5 flow test

By  AOG Staff Thursday, 21 January 2016 21:44
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Operator Total E&P PNG, commenced the second extended well test at Antelope-5 in Papua New Guinea (PNG), informed joint venture partner, InterOil Corp.

The extended well test will flow Antelope-5 at around 50 Mcm per day for approximately two weeks before being shut-in to record the subsequent pressure build-up.

Pressure gauges have been placed in Antelope-1 as an observer well and the test is expected to take about one month to complete.

Chief executive of InterOil, Dr. Michael Hession said the initial flow test conducted in June 2015 provided a good indication of the minimum connected volume in Antelope, and this second test aims to further support those findings.

“In order to improve the certainty of the minimum connected volume, we have added additional pressure gauges and plan to flow five times more gas than we did in our initial test last year,” he said.

Furthermore, Antelope-6 appraisal well, located 2km to Antelope-3 is also preparing to drill ahead at 1120m. Antelope-6 has a proposed total depth of around 2464m.

The joint venture is discussing an additional appraisal well to the west of Antelope-5. The decision whether to drill this appraisal well will follow the evaluation of the Antelope-6 appraisal well and the results of the latest flow test at Antelope-5.

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