Japex Completes Gas Production Test in Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) announced that it has succeeded in the production test of approx.200 thousand cubic meters (m3) of natural gas and approx. 13 kl of condensate (crude oil) per day as a result of production test of an extention well, in the Katakai Gas Field located in Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture.
JAPEX began drilling this well of Katakai SK-30D-1 in December 2012.
JAPEX has drilled the well for confirming the expansion of natural gas reservoir in the southern areas of the Gas Field. In the areas, the additional gas reserves are to be expected since the latest production test confirmed presence of a certain amount of gas.
Based on the test results while, JAPEX will further evaluate expansion on the area of the gas field, it strives to grasp more accurate reserves and prepare for the start of production of this well.
JAPEX intends to continue exploration work in the surrounding areas of the Gas Field, and to further organize and boost the long-term, stable supply of natural gas.