Hawkley Oil & Gas (ASX: HOG) has provided another update today, further to the announcement on 18th March regarding the commissioning of its gas plant, regarding the Sorochynska well 202.
As per previous announcements, and following the recent tests which concluded in late January with encouraging initial results, the well had been shut in prior to connection to the newly commissioned gas plant.
Initial attempts to restart the well proved unsuccessful and therefore a coiled tubing unit was mobilized to lift a significant column of liquid (mainly condensate and drilling fluid) from the well bore.
From around the perforated interval of the Upper 18 sands, a thick sludge or emulsion was extracted which on initial examination appeared to be a mixture of condensate, mud filtrate, drilling mud and possibly a calcium carbonate sizing material (a drilling mud additive).
The company has since sent the sludge or emulsion for analysis at a laboratory in Ukraine where those tests are currently ongoing. Results of that analysis will allow the company to identify the optimum remedial solution to obtain production from the well.
HOG is focused on exploration and exploitation of undeveloped discoveries in the Dneiper-Donets Basin in Ukraine.
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