discovery well

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discovery well

[di′skəv·ə·rē ‚wel]
(petroleum engineering)
A successful exploration well.
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The southern area features blocks A2 and A5, and it has a proven petroleum system in place due to two recent discovery wells on an adjacent offshore Senegal block.
The discovery wells of Luda 5-2N-2 and LD 5-2N-4 were both drilled and completed at a depth of around 1,140 meters and encountered the oil pay zones with total thickness of about 120 meters and 85 meters, respectively.
Consistent with the original four Sidewinder discovery wells drilled in the field to date, both wells encountered similar quality reservoir sands within the Mt.
MEO has integrated the results of the 701 km2 Ibu Horst 3D seismic survey acquired in early 2012, with data from the ONS B-1 (1969), NSO-2N (1975) and Salem-1 (1983) discovery wells on the Ibu Horst.
The five discovery wells at Ghawar, have produced more than 350 million bpd and are still producing today at a combined rate of 6,000 bpd, Turaiki says.
According to Shokri Ghanem, chairman of the National Oil Corporation, NOC, the his organization and international oil companies operating in Libya recorded a success rate of 51% among the 65 newly drilled discovery wells in the country last year that yielded both oil and gas.
The five discovery wells at Ghawar, have produced more than 350 million (bpd) and are still producing today at a combined rate of 6,000 bpd, Turaiki said at a conference.
The 1,389 sq km block was home to two discovery wells, drilled by Conquest Exploration in the 1990s and an estimated 50m barrels of liquids in place, of which between 5-20% was thought to be recoverable.
That followed the start of output from the Al-Amir SE-3 appraisal and the Geyad-1 discovery wells.
These discovery wells were drilled by AGOCO, a wholly owned affiliate of the NOC, in 2003 and 1999, respectively.
BHP plans to drill another exploration well later this year; Energy Minister Finbar Gangar said the two discovery wells have substantially increased the country's hydrocarbon resource base, and will also influence the way explorers think about the prospect of the hydrocarbon producing basin located in the country's eastern offshore area.
The Acme West-1 and Acme West-2 exploration discovery wells are approximately 93 miles (150 km) from Onslow, and were drilled in 3,035 ft (925 m) of water.