Celebrating Barikewa 3 success

FOLLOWING the announcement that the Barikewa 3 appraisal well had successfully completed a drill stem test, producing gas from a 14m interval of the Toro Sandstone, those involved got together to celebrate.

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Celebrating the Barikewa success were, front from left, Marc Avai (Gulf Provincial Administrator); Kepsie Puiye (acting secretary, Department of Petroleum); Chris Haiveta (Gulf Governor); Bob Sari (acting director, petroleum); Joseph Kia (drilling inspector, Department of Petroleum; back row, from left, Nicholas Mclean (New Colombo Plan intern with Oil Search); Cornelius Soagai (Oil Search government affairs); and Dr Shane Schofield (Oil Search general manager, PNG exploration operations and LNG. The men were pictured at the Barikewa 3 well site shortly after the successful drill stem test

Operator Oil Search said the well flowed gas to surface at 35 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscf/d) on a 68/64 inch choke and onsite analysis of the gas from the drill stem test and

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