Significant commercial gas discovery found in ItalyStaff Writer | January 20, 2018
Strong gas flows on test have confirmed a significant commercial discovery for Australia’s Po Valley Energy at its new Selva gas field in northern Italy.
Oil exploration The higher level C1
That drill program intersected two identified gas reservoirs, C1 and C2, in the Medium-Upper Pliocene sands of the Porto Garibaldi Formation.
The thickest level C2 (net pay 25.5 m) reported a peak flow rate of 148,136 scm/day on a 3/8 inch choke and a pressure differential of 11 bar with no water production. Pressure recovery to formation pressure occurred in 2 minutes.
The higher level C1 (net pay 15.5 m) also reported strong flow test results with a peak flow rate of 129,658 scm/day on a 3/8 inch choke with good pressure recovery (about 12 minutes). ■