Mananda-5 suspended after flow testing

OIL Search will suspend its Mananda-5 well in Papua New Guinea after an extended flow test yielded 1000-1200 barrels of oil per day.
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The testing was conducted over seven days and targeted the Toro A zone.

In early March, the Toro A zone flowed at 800-1100bpd while the Toro C zone flowed at 800-1200bpd during flow testing.

In late 2010, preliminary interpretation of Mananda-5 pressure data indicated a potential 42-metre hydrocarbon column within the target Toro sandstone.

The well was drilled to a depth of 2035 metres, with an initial formation evaluation and sampling program over the Toro and Digimu reservoir objectives indicating a 14m hydrocarbon column within the Toro sandstone.

Data gathered from the latest flow test together with information from the three other zones which flowed oil will be evaluated to assist in forward planning.

Oil Search holds a 71.25% interest in PPL 219 with Nippon Oil holding 20% and Merlin Petroleum Company 8.75%.

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