Longreach Oil and Gas is about to drill into the targeted Lower Liassic formation, the first prospective zone, with the company’s second Moroccan exploration well – Kamar-1 – on the Sidi Moktar onshore licence.
The Kamar-1 drilling and evaluation plan is to drill into the Lower Liassic, but to stop short of intersecting the analogous depth where Koba-1 encountered what, based upon technical data, the Longreach team believes is a series of fractures and the source of an influx of abnormally high-pressure water that interrupted the collection of a full suite of reservoir measurements in the company’s first well. At Kamar-1, Longreach plans to penetrate the top of the formation, stop drilling to log and obtain gas samples and sidewall cores. By using this methodical approach, the team plans to obtain data on natural gas saturations, gas composition, formation pressures, reservoir porosity, gross and net pay thickness and potential deliverability. This step-by-step incremental approach is designed for Longreach to acquire the petrophysical data that it was unable to gather in the Koba-1 well and to verify the potential of the Kechoula structure.