(Premier Oil, 15.Nov.2018) — In September, the Mexican authorities approved the Zama pre-unitisation agreement between Pemex and the Block 7 partners as well as the Block 7 Zama appraisal programme.
The first Zama appraisal well is on track to spud at the end of November and will be drilled to the north of the Zama discovery well to confirm the oil water contact.
The well will be deepened to test the Marte prospect and also side tracked, with the side track being flow tested. The second appraisal well will evaluate the southern part of the Zama oil field and will complete the Block 7 appraisal programme during Q3 2019. It is anticipated that Pemex will spud the Asab-1 well in Q1 2019 to test the extension of the Zama structure onto their block.
“We look forward to the appraisal of our world class Zama discovery, starting later this month, and the commencement of construction activities for our high value Tolmount gas project in December,” said Premier Oil Chief Executive Tony Durrant.