Gulf Keystone Petroleum (LSE: GKP) has announced an update on its Shaikan-3 Shallow Appraisal Well. Following completion as a Sargelu/Alan formation producer and as a result of an acid treatment, Shaikan-3 has achieved a rate of 9,800 bopd.
The stabilized flow rate was recorded on a 128/64th inch choke with a flowing tubing pressure of 264psi. The higher rate achieved by Shaikan-3, an improvement of approximately 30% on the previously reported rate of 7,480 bopd for Shaikan-1, is due to the removal of formation plugging around the well bore. Since data gathered from Shaikan-1 also indicates formation plugging a similar acid treatment will be performed on this well.
Both Shaikan-1 and Shaikan-3 are tied into the nearby extended well test facilities with a storage capacity of over 20,000 barrels.
The Company has a 75 percent working interest in the Shaikan block and is partnered with the MOL subsidiary, Kalegran, and Texas Keystone which have the remaining 20 and 5 percent working interests respectively.