Naftogaz resumes drilling at Strilkove gas field
Chornomornaftogaz (part of Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC) has started drilling a new well No. 87 at the Strilkove field (shelf of the Sea of Azov), within the Arabatska Strilka in the Kherson region.
The vertical depth of the specified well with a directional profile is 550m and its measured depth is 870m. The drilling contractor is the Branch of the internal drilling contractor of Ukrgasvydobuvannya JSC - Ukrburgaz. Drilling completion is scheduled for Q3 2020.
This is the first new well of Chornomornaftogaz since 2013. The territory of the CGTP was captured by the Russian military, in 2015, the troops moved south to the territory of the occupied Crimea. Until 2016, the development of the Strilkove field was carried out by the Plast Company owned by the embattled MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko (now on the wanted list).
Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine, said on his Facebook page:
“This is a special project for Naftogaz - the produced gas is intended for uninterrupted supply of gas to Henichesk and the Henichesk district, which are not connected to the main GTS. The drilling of the well was started by a team of the Technical Division (Stryiske DWD), with the support of Weatherford, which provides geophysical works. The task for our drillers for the next two months is to reach gas deposits.”