Rockhopper.There you go chalk another one up for the Blog!
The well has been highly successful, proving a very thick, high quality reservoir package and a substantial oil column. The geological prognosis once again came in very close to prediction. The Sea Lion reservoir sands were encountered 22m updip from the 14/10-2 discovery well at a depth of 2,378m (drilled depth). A total reservoir package of 110m (360 feet) comprising one main sand and three thinner sands was encountered with a net to gross of 91% in the main sand and 25-80% in the lower sands. The gross oil column in the main Sea Lion fan is now 125m (410 feet). MDT pressures confirm oil gradients throughout all sands. Wireline logging indicates that reservoir quality is good, with average porosity of greater than 20% and average permeabilities of 100-200mD. 79m (259 feet) of net pay has been encountered in the main fan complex with a net to gross of 91%. 14.5m (47 feet) of pay has been encountered in the lower fan complex with a net to gross of 25-80%. The lower fan was not prognosed to be well developed at this location.
On the flip side Matra have had 1000 barrels pumping out of A12( as foretold) But the company have once again encountered a leak in the casing(not foretold) unfortunately it’s 3 steps forward 2 steps back but most importantly oil is flowing at approx 700bopd.(Total over-reaction by the mob but understandable) A13 Not so good at 40 bopd(as foretold). Terrific result for Matra sadly cooled by the water leak.