Horn Petroleum has reported recovering fresh water in an open hole Drill StemTest (DST) conducted over a zone suspected to be hydrocarbon bearing in Shabeel North 1, its second well in Somaliland.
The test was conducted over a 50 metre gross interval, containing several sands in the upper portion of the primary Jesomma Formation which had oil shows. “The test recovered fresh water (1200 ppm Cl-) without any traces of oil”, the company stated in a release. “The current plan is to drill ahead to the originally planned depth of
approximately 2400 metres which will penetrate the remaining section of Jesomma sands at which point the entire
section will be evaluated by electrical logging to determine if further testing is warranted”.