Falklands : Rockhopper Drilling Reveals High Quality Reservoir
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 10.05.2010 (Article Archived on 24.05.2010)
A further update on the Sea Lion Prospect revealed a high quality reservoir interval with very good porosity and permeability
ROCKHOPPER DRILLING UPDATE REVEALS HIGH QUALITY RESERVOIR
By J. Brock (FINN)
A further update on the Sea Lion Prospect revealed a high quality reservoir interval with very good porosity and permeability. The news was well received by all in the Falklands who had been disappointed with results of the Liz Prospect drilled by Desire Petroleum.
A press release from Rockhopper Exploration stated that additional logging data focused on determining reservoir quality have been successfully collected. The new logging data confirm the following:-
• 53 metres of net pay in multiple zones
• Thickest sand is also confirmed at approximately 25m net pay
• Average porosity is 19%, with peaks of 28%
• Logs show excellent permeability. In the 25 metre pay zone, permeability ranges between 200
Milidarcy and 500 Milidarcy, with peaks at over 1 Darcy
• No oil/water contact has been encountered
• The company will now proceed with additional log analysis and collect fluid samples
The result is that the Company now intends to run a liner to allow the well to be suspended for future testing and is also considering whether to drill an appraisal well on the Sea Lion target later in the drilling campaign. Further updates will be provided in due course as appropriate.
“These are further encouraging results; the logs clearly indicate that we have encountered a high
quality reservoir interval with very good porosity and permeability. This increases the likelihood
that we will return to this well later during the campaign to carry out a flow test.” said Samuel Moody, Managing Director.