Dragon Oil Conducts Initial Testing at Dzheitune (Lam) B/159 Well, Offshore Turkmenistan

Dragon Oil plc , an international oil and gas development and production company, announces the completion and initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) B/159 development well. The well was drilled to a depth of 2,900 metres and completed as a single producer by the Iran Khazar rig. The initial test result from the well was 2,223 barrels of oil per day.

Having completed a total of eight wells on the Dzheitune (Lam) B platform, Dragon Oil has mobilised the Iran Khazar to the Dzheitune (Lam) A platform. A number of additional jack-up rig slots have recently been added on the Dzheitune (Lam) A platform allowing us to avail of this opportunity and schedule the Iran Khazar rig for the drilling and completion of the Dzheitune (Lam) A/162 development well before the rig is due to perform a workover of the Dzheitune (Lam) A/127 well.

The NIS rig and Rig 40 are currently drilling the Dzheitune (Lam) 28/161 and 13/160 wells, respectively, which we expect to put into production over the coming few weeks.

Dr Abdul Jaleel Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“I am pleased to report that Dragon Oil has successfully completed and conducted initial testing of the Dzheitune (Lam) B/159 well. We anticipate being able to complete five more wells before the year-end given the recent addition of jack-up slots on the Dzheitune (Lam) A platform and availability of the Iran Khazar rig. That will give us a total of 13 new development wells within the 2011 drilling programme, out of which eight have already been completed.”

Source:Dragon Oil ,September 21, 2011