Swedish independent Tethys says that an extended well test at the Al Jumd discovery on Oman’s Block 56 is to begin before the end of the year. CEO Magnus Nordin confirmed this during the firm’s Q3 results call on 8 November. Located in the south east of the sultanate, the Swedish firm holds a 65% operating stake alongside Omani firms Biyaq (25%) and Intag (5%) and Indonesia’s Medco (5%).

The extended testing follows a series of appraisal drilling in the block. In 2020, the vertical Al Jumd-1 well flowed at 100 b/d during testing whilst the horizontal Al Jumd-2 flowed at an initial rate of 700 b/d in testing earlier in Q1. During the third quarter, the appraisal program expanded to include the Al Jumd-3 and Al Jumd-4 wells, drilled some 660 metres and 700 metres from the Al Jumd-2 site. All three wells were drilled with the Schlumberger 279 rig and have been completed with a progressive cavity pump. (CONTINUED - 853 WORDS)