Zenith Energy’s operational team now intends to run a free point tool into the tubing to determine where the tubing can be cut, and subsequently cut off the tubing at the maximum depth possible.
"Once this is completed a mill will be used to clean up the top of the liner and thereby enable a coiled tubing intervention to again take place and be run to total depth (3944 meters)," said the company.
As for well Z-21, the company confirms that civil works on the roads to well Z-21 and at the well location have begun.
"Well Z-21 has been closely monitored by Zenith's operational team following the blowout which took place on October 18, 2017. The work-over of well Z-21, expected to begin after the completion of the Z-28 work-over, will clean out the wellbore with the objective of restoring the well to production at a consistent rate and pressure," said the message.
Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR and Zenith Aran Oil Company signed a Rehabilitation, Exploration, Development and Production Sharing Agreement (REDPSA) in March 2016 for a block that includes the Muradkhanli, Jafarli and Zardab oilfields. These fields cover an area of 642.2 square kilometers. Production under the agreement began in August of 2016.
Zenith holds a 80-percent participating interest in the three fields within the contract area, while SOCAR retains the remaining 20 percent. The duration of the agreement is 25 years, with a potential extension of 5 additional years.
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