OMV to increase Maari’s production with workovers

  • Exploration & Production

Cue Energy Resources has informed that a multi well workover campaign to further increase production from Maari field, offshore New Zealand, is scheduled to start in August 2015. 

The Maari growth drilling campaign was completed with the last of four new wells, MR10, put in production in early July, 2015.

Over the 15-month long project, a total of four new production wells were drilled using the Ensco 107 jack-up rig.

As of July 6, 2015, Ensco 107 at Maari WHP was flowing ~2000 barrels of oil per day bringing the daily production up to ~16,350 barrels of oil per day. Cue Energy says that the final flow rate for MR10 will be optimised by the Operator based on engineering data collected as the well continues to stabilise.

According to the company, the Joint Venture is planning to further increase the field’s production rate up to 20,000 bopd with the optimisation of production from MR10 and an upcoming 2015 work-over campaign. The Ensco 107 was demobilised from the Maari field on July 11, 2015 and, according to Cue Energy, the workover campaign is scheduled to begin in August.

Maari field is located in the licence PMP 38160. Participants in the PMP 38160 Joint Venture are: Horizon Oil International Ltd (10%); Cue Taranaki Pty Ltd (5%); Todd Maari Ltd (16%); OMV New Zealand Ltd (operator, 69%).

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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