Mubadala Petroleum, Operator of the Manora Oil Development joint venture, has advised that the Atwood Orca jackup drilling unit spudded the first of 15 planned development wells, MNA-02.
The MNA-01 and MNA-02 wells will be batch drilled to final total depths of 2,104 m and 2,441 m measured depth respectively and shall be completed with electric submersible pumps (ESPs) ahead of handover to Production. Drilling and completion of both wells is planned to take 24 days on a trouble free basis.
Both wells are required ahead of introduction of hydrocarbons to the Manora production facility. Production is expected to occur shortly after the completion of the MNA-01 and MNA-02 wells.
The Manora A platform is located within the Gulf of Thailand in 46 metres of water. The development drilling program calls for drilling and completion of 15 wells (10 producers and 5 injectors), with the program expected to take until the end of Q1 2015.