DNO has spudded the first well in block 43 in Yemen. The well will be drilled down to approximately 2,000 metres to test a structure with a potential corresponding to that of the Tasour field. The well is expected to be completed in about 20 days.
Tasour (block 32)
A new production well, Tasour # 9, has come onstream, producing some 1,500 barrels of oil per day. Tasour field production now averages approx. 20,000 barrels per day (of which DNO's share is approx. 8,000 barrels per day before tax), which means that all production wells are producing at full capacity. Production figures for April, however, are on the same level as for March.
The results of wells # 7, 8 and 9 in Tasour have changed the geological understanding of the Tasour area, increasing total recoverable oil reserves in the Tasour field to approximately 20 million barrels. At the end of March, the field had produced about 9 million barrels. Remaining reserves are some 11 million barrels (of which DNO's share is approx. 4.4 million barrels before tax).
The new geological interpretation of the Tasour area has identified a potential for additional reserves in the western flank of the Tasour field. A well will be drilled in this area when the well that is now being drilled in block 43, has been completed.
Sharyoof (block 53)
When the above-mentioned wells in blocks 43 and 32 have been completed, a well will be drilled in a Sharyoof satellite structure. Production from Sharyoof still averages over 20,000 barrels per day (of which DNO's share is about 6,150 barrels per day before tax).