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Tethys completes drilling of Kazakhstan gas well

02nd June 2014

Tethys Petroleum has announced the completion of drilling and logging at the AKK20 exploration well in the Akkulka field, the fourth well in its 2014 shallow gas drilling programme in Kazakhstan

Tethys completes drilling of Kazakhstan gas well
Production casing is now being run and the well will be prepared for flow testing as part of a comprehensive testing programme

The well was drilled to a depth of 681 metres with hydrocarbon shows and electric logs indicating the presence of hydrocarbons within the target Tasaran sand, although testing will be required on this well to confirm commerciality.

The well is located some 4.4 kilometres north of the AKK15 well which encountered a gas-bearing interval within the Tasaran which tested gas at a stable rate of approximately 195,000 cubic metres (1,167 barrels oil equivalent) per day.

Production casing is now being run and the well will be prepared for flow testing as part of a comprehensive testing programme, along with AKK17, AKK18 and AKK19, to commence later this month.

The results of this programme will then be submitted to the State Committee for Reserves in order for the wells to be incorporated into the existing Akkulka Production Contract.

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