discovery well

discovery well

[di′skəv·ə·rē ‚wel]
(petroleum engineering)
A successful exploration well.
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Total spudded its 206/4a-5 Glendronach well on July 16, appraising the 2018 206/4a-4 discovery well. The initial discovery was reported as 1 tcf of gas, making it the second largest discovery in the UK since Culzean in 2008.
Aker BP ASA, operator of production licence 340, has completed the drilling of wildcat well 24/9-12 S and appraisal well 24/9-12 A, which was drilled 850 metres southwest of the discovery well, 24/9-12 S.
Six appraisal wells were drilled at Jubilee, even though the results of the discovery well and the first confirmation well had confirmed the field was economic to develop.
MEO has identified a deeper reservoir objective considered prospective for oil in the Ibu Alpha prospect near the NSO-2N discovery well and has assessed this prospect to contain a mean prospective recoverable oil resource of approximately 24 million barrels.
(TSX-V: TAO) (OTCQX: TAOIF), a Canadian-based production and exploration company with operations focused exclusively in New Zealand, has completed the initial flow test of the Sidewinder-3 discovery well.
The sidetrack well was drilled 0.6 kilometers (km) (0.4 miles) to the east of the discovery well, which successfully intersected a deeper portion of the Owo channel system and confirmed that Owo is a significant new oil field.
According to Petroceltic, independent reports The company plans to appraise the Elsa discovery well in Italy by drilling and testing an Elsa-2 well adjacent to Elsa-1.
The 210/24a discovery well found oil inside the Brent reservoir with an oil column of approximately 100ft.
Well 31/7-1 A, which delineated the discovery, encountered a gas column of 6 metres and an oil column of 25 metres at levels equivalent to those of the discovery well.
The Cheal-C2 discovery well achieved initial flow rates of approximately 14 million cubic feet of gas per day (~2,333 BOE per day), and with associated condensate production.
This appraisal well was drilled to a total depth of 31,030 feet in about 5,000 feet of water, south and 550 feet structurally up dip from the Heidelberg discovery well, which had encountered more than 200 net feet of oil pay, added the company.
Resolution of this issue has cleared the way to drill in adjacent areas within Area 47 and the NOC has approved drilling of the I1-47/02 well located approximately 6.5 kilometers south of the G1-NC02 oil discovery well.