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    Block spuds new W Rustavi well in Georgia

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London-listed Block Energy reported on June 24 that it had spudded a new well at the West Rustavi gas field in Georgia, targeting some 2.1mn barrels...

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Block spuds new W Rustavi well in Georgia

London-listed Block Energy reported on June 24 that it had spudded a new well at the West Rustavi gas field in Georgia, targeting some 2.1mn barrels of oil equivalent in the West Rustavi Middle Eocene reservoir.

The WR-B1 well will include a 800-m horizontal section and will be completed with a production packer and a slotted horizontal liner fitted with external swellable packers to provide water shut-off capability.

It is the first borehole to be drilled using data from a 3D seismic survey shot at West Rustavi in 2019. If it is a success, oil and gas production can be quickly tied to Block's early production facility.

Block operates several oil and gas fields near Tbilisi, though West Rustavi is its main focus. The company estimates the field to hold 38mn barrels of oil and 608bn ft3 of gas in gross unrisked 2C contingent resources.