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Mubadala sees five wells flowing to FSO at Manora project offshore Thailand

12th January 2015

The Mubadala Petroleum-operated Manora Oil Development in the northern Gulf of is now producing from five wells, MNA-01, MNA-02, MNA-03, MNA-05 and MNA-07, and, as of 11 January 2015, production of 11,198 barrels per day (gross) is flowing to the FSO

The Mubadala Petroleum-operated Manora Oil Development in the northern Gulf of is now producing from five wells, MNA-01, MNA-02, MNA-03, MNA-05 and MNA-07, and, as of 11 January 2015, production of 11,198 barrels per day (gross) is flowing to the FSO
It is anticipated that production will ramp up to a peak of 15,000 barrels per day during the first quarter of 2015

Manora production commenced on 11 November 2014 with two wells, MNA-01 and MNA-02, initially flowing at a combined rate of 2,200 barrels per day (gross).The first cargo lifting was completed on 24 December 2014, with proceeds to be received approximately 30 days from lifting.

Both MNA-07 and MNA-04 have now been completed with MNA-10 awaiting completion.

MNA-07 is the first production well drilled in the east fault block and has been completed with an ESP pump and smart completion. MNA-04 and MNA-10 are injector locations in the central fault block. Pressure measurements in both wells confirm reservoir connectivity to the producing wells which is positive for water injection success. As previously advised (18 November 2014) MNA-06 encountered a technical problem while drilling and has been plugged and suspended. An assessment will be made at the end of the development drilling program as to whether a re-drill will be required.

Drilling has now commenced on the MNA-09 injector well in the central fault block and once this is drilled to final target depth the MNA-08 producer well in the east fault block will be the next well on the drilling schedule. After drilling MNA-08 to final target depth, MNA-08, MNA-09 and MNA-10 will be batch completed.

It is anticipated that production will ramp up to a peak of 15,000 barrels per day during the first quarter of 2015.

The Manora A platform is located within the Gulf of Thailand in 46 metres of water. The development drilling programme calls for drilling and completion of up to 15 wells (10 producers and five injectors), with the programme expected to take until the end of Q1 2015.

The operator, Mubadala Petroleum (holding a 60 per cent interest), estimates that the joint venture will have invested approximately USD 300m in the development by this time.

Other stake holders in the project are Northern Gulf Petroleum with 10 per cent and Tap Energy with 30 per cent.

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