Further to the announcement of 26 March 2012, Oilex Ltd (ASX: OEX, AIM: OEX) provides the following update on operations at the Cambay-76H horizontal well in the Cambay Field, onshore Gujarat, India.
Milling and clean out of the first six fracture stimulation stages to a depth of 2,581 metres measured depth has been completed. Of the two remaining stages, one has been partially opened where a significant flow of fracture stimulation sand was encountered indicating the existence of a higher pressure environment. As a consequence, it is now expected that the final stage should open as the well is flowed back during the clean-up phase. Accordingly milling operations have now been discontinued.
The large volume of fracture sand mentioned above has locked up the milling assembly and caused the drill pipe to part at a depth of about 600 metres. The drill pipe is being repaired and the well will be circulated to reduce the volume of sand within the well bore prior to pulling the milling assembly out of the well and conditioning the well for flow to surface and production testing.
The participating interests in the Cambay PSC are:
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