According to the company, the extended production test
duration was over a period of about two months, with 30 days at a constrained rate of around 7,500 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and the second period totalling 25 flowing days of up to 18,000 bopd constrained by the surface production facilities.
JAPEX has been engaged in field works of methane hydrate research programs, including the world's first offshore production test
in March 2013.
Also significant is the fact that the production tests
will demonstrate whether additional appraisal wells will need to be drilled or whether the gas field can be declared a commercial asset.
In its press release issued last Thursday, the Ministry also noted that after the conclusion of the production test
, the rig ENSCO 5006 will commence the process of sealing the well and will depart from block 12, adding that the appraisal well`s initial results are expected to be announced by the end of September.
Starting in 2007, the Japanese team plans to begin production tests
to assess the economic potential of the Nankai Trough.
"Four years ago, we selected the Quartet(TM) as our primary test system based on its ability to provide a sustainable cost advantage for production test
, as well as its large installed base at leading outsource assembly and test suppliers (OSATs) worldwide," said Dan Lunecki, Cygnal's vice president of Manufacturing Operations.
Discrete and continuous process manufacturers will find the Quick Start QC noise and vibration production test
system an ideal tool.
Molopo now has all necessary approvals required to commence its appraisal drilling programme and a four to five well pilot production test
. Molopo intends to drill and fracture three to four new wells and place them on a medium term production test
It says that some other production test
system suppliers "are just beginning to understand the difficulty."
The Bureau's plans called for a two-year research effort to develop the new sample design, followed by a production test
of survey methods and procedures, with a phased-in implementation of the new design following thereafter.
The R&S SMBV-P101 option equips the R&S SMBV100A vector signal generator for speed-optimized production test
of GNSS modules and receivers.
An offshore natural gas production test
was underway on Wednesday and a flame has been ignited at the rig following the repair of a glitch that temporarily halted the process.