appraisal drilling

appraisal drilling

n
(Mining & Quarrying) (in the oil industry) drilling carried out once oil or gas has been discovered in order to assess the extent of the field, the reserves, the possible rate of production, and the properties of the oil or gas
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The well is currently being suspended to allow comprehensive planning of future Raptor appraisal work, which will include additional seismic, appraisal drilling and a comprehensive testing program.
Exploration and appraisal drilling in Block 12 of Cyprus` EEZ by Noble Energy&Delek has shown estimated reserves of 3.
Tokyo, Oct 13, 2014 - (JCN) - INPEX CORPORATION announced that it has discovered deposits of quality oil at a depth of approximately 3,550 m through appraisal drilling in the BM-ES-23 concession in the Espirito Santo Basin offshore Brazil.
Muscat: Mubadala Petroleum has announced that appraisal drilling and testing has confirmed the Pegaga discovery in Block SK320 offshore Malaysia as a substantial gas find with significant commercial potential.
It said that testing of appraisal drilling has confirmed "the Pegaga discovery in Block SK320 offshore Malaysia as a substantial gas find with significant commercial potential".
But it also found a 28% drop in exploration and appraisal drilling.
But it also found a 28 per cent drop in exploration and appraisal drilling.
PRELIMINARY results from appraisal drilling on Block 12 show about 5 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of natural gas, lying at the lower end of 2011 estimates by US Noble Energy, authorities said yesterday.
BP has begun appraisal drilling in its highly touted Tiber oil prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said, more than three years after its massive Macondo blowout and crude spill set back drilling in the basin.
The acquisition of 3D seismic over the Midia and Pelican blocks and additional exploration and appraisal drilling is now expected to be conducted in 2014.
Flow rates are expected to be in line with those of previously completed wells, with the impact on reserves to be confirmed by further appraisal drilling.
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