The area of the field can reach up to 39 square kilometers, reserves of more than 30 billion cubic meters of gas that must be confirmed through appraisal drilling, according to the Russian company.
MOSCOW, 14 Oct. LUKOIL and partners (Panatlantic and Romgaz) has completed the construction of exploratory wells Lira-1X and discovered the gas field on the Maritime structure of Lira, located on block Trident on the continental shelf of Romania, according to the Russian company.
According to seismic data, the size of the Deposit can reach up to 39 square kilometers, reserves of more than 30 billion cubic meters of gas that must be confirmed through appraisal drilling.
Exploration block EX-30 Trident since 2011, carried out by LUKOIL Overseas Atash B. V. (a 100% subsidiary of LUKOIL), as operator, on the basis of concession agreements concluded with the Romanian government. Currently the share of LUKOIL in the concession agreement is 72%, Panatlantic Petroleum Ltd owns 18%, and Societatea national de Gaze Naturale Romgaz S. A. — 10%.
The sea depth within the block ranges from 300 to 1200 meters. The block area is 1006 square kilometers. Well Lira-1X located approximately 170 kilometers from the shore, the sea depth is about 700 meters. The well was drilled to a depth of 2700 meters with semi-submersible drilling rig TransOcean Development Driller II. The well has been plugged, subsequently it will be tested to assess the potential discoveries made on the structure of the Lira.
“The success of wells Lira-1X is possible to reduce risks for further exploration by a series of exploration targets with substantial resource potential, located as close to the structure of the Lira and other parts of the unit”, — stated in the message. A program of further work, planned for 2016, involves the drilling of a new oil Lira of one exploration well, as well as the reprocessing of the seismic data to confirm the size of the opening and Refine its hydrocarbon potential.