Uranus rig; Source: Trillion Energy

Drilling ops kick off at sixth well in Black Sea drilling campaign

Canada’s oil and gas player Trillion Energy has spudded the sixth well in its 2022 – 2023 drilling campaign on a natural gas field in the Black Sea off Türkiye.

Uranus rig; Source: Trillion Energy

Trillion Energy announced last week that it had started drilling the Alapli-2 well, which is the sixth one in its multi-well drilling programme at the SASB gas field. The drilling operations are being carried out with the Uranus jack-up rig, which was hired in May 2022 for this drilling campaign.

This long-reach directional well is being drilled from the Akkaya tripod and will be a twin of the Alapli-1 exploration well, which was never put into production. However, it was perforated and tested at a combined rate of over 7 MMcf/d, indicating the gas pool is economic.

Arthur Halleran, CEO of Trillion, remarked: “Alapli-2 is a guaranteed success, being a twin of an unproduced exploration well with significant reserves. At completion in about 45 days, we will have 6 gas wells on production at SASB. We are also now getting fantastic flush gas production from Bayhanli-2 our top producer to date.”

Trillion Energy disclosed the flow test results for the Bayhanli-2 well at the SASB natural gas field earlier in June 2022 while the flow test results for the previous four wells  – South Akçakoca-2Akçakoca-3West Akçakoca-1, and Guluc-2 – were disclosed in early and late November 2022 for the first two wells and in mid and late March for the third and fourth ones.

Furthermore, the Bayhanli-2 gas well which started production on 2 June 2023, has averaged 8 MMcf/d of natural gas production in its first six full days of operation.

Trillion plans to add three sidetrack wells to the development programme for the SASB field, increasing the total number of wells for this Black Sea drilling campaign from 17 to 20.