Gas discovery announced in Colombia

Canada’s Canacol Energy exploration at Pomelo 1

Canada’s Canacol Energy Ltd. said it has made a gas discovery in Colombia.

The Pomelo 1 exploration well was spud on Feb. 19 and reached a total depth of 12,276 ft. measured depth on March 3. The well encountered 96 ft. true vertical depth of net gas pay with average porosity of 21% within the primary Cienaga de Oro (CDO) sandstone reservoir.

A well site of Canada’s Canacol Energy. The company announced a new gas discovery at Pomelo 1 in Colombia. (Image: Canacol Energy)

The CDO reservoir was perforated over a 48-ft. Interval and was tied into the existing flowline to the Betania substation. The well is producing with a downhole gauge into the Jobo gas treatment facility. The well started at a production rate of 4 MMscpd for 6 hours at a choke 21/128 in. The rate was subsequently increased to 6 MMscfd and 8 MMscfpd for 6 hours and 24 hours respectively. The well was tested at a rate of up to 10 MMscfpd at choke of 30/128 in., and is now producing into the Jobo gas treatment plant at a controlled rate of 8 MMscpd.

The corporation is currently mobilizing the rig to drill the Chontaduro 1 exploration well located approximately 3 km to the north of Pomelo discovery. The Chontaduro 1 well is targeting the CDO sandstone reservoir, with a secondary uphole target within the Porquero sandstone reservoir, both of which are productive in the area.

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