Ramco/RWE DEA confirm Zdynianka discovery in southern Poland

Dec 13, 2002 01:00 AM

Ramco Energy in partnership with operator RWE DEA, said the Zdynianka-1 exploration well in southern Poland has been successfully tested to confirm discovery of gas in three pay zones. The well was drilled on Block 435 to a depth of 7,628 ft (2,325 meters) using a National 110 UE rig contracted from Jaslo Oil & Gas Exploration.
The Zdynianka-1 exploration well, Ramco's first Polish well, is located approximately 150 km southeast from Krakow. The well reached total depth of 7,628 ft and was abandoned as a discovery after an extensive testing program.

Tests for gas production potential were conducted in five zones of a Carpathian overthrust belt play. Three of the zones produced over-pressured, high quality gas along with formation water. An interval below 5,906 ft (1,800 meters) produced rates ranging between 0.8 mm cfpd with 1,800 bpd and 2.6 mm cfpd with 4,400 bpd from a fractured, low porosity sandstone. The remaining two zones produced lower gas rates along with water. Initial interpretation suggests the well penetrated the target horizon in a down-structure position near the gas-water contact.
Subject to pending Polish ministry approvals, Ramco and RWE DEA now plan to drill a second well on a related structure approximately 15 km to the northwest of Zdynianka-1. RWE DEA and Ramco will be analysing the full information gained on Zdynianka over the next few months while results are obtained from the second well in the second quarter of 2003.

The Carpathian Blocks 434, 435, 454 are licensed to Medusa Oil and Gas (Poland), is 58.5 % owned by RWE DEA and 41.5 % by a subsidiary of Ramco. RWE DEA is operator and is funding $ 12 mm of an agreed work program on the blocks including seismic, the drilling of the Zdynianka-1 well, and the second exploration well.
The Carpathian Blocks cover 2,077 sq km, and lie along Poland's southern border with the Slovak Republic, comprising the outcrop of an inner part of the mountain thrust belt. This area is one of the world's oldest petroleum producing regions with shallow oil fields discovered on the basis of surface seeps as long ago as the 1850s.

Source: OGI
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