Sinopec achieves "sizeable" oil, gas flows in deepest onshore well in Asia
Chinese energy producer Sinopec has achieved “sizeable” oil and gas flows in the Yuejin 3-3XC well of its Project Deep Earth No.1 in the Tarim Basin, with a daily hydrocarbon flow of 200 tonnes in liquids and 50,000 m3 in gas, it said on November 16.
The drilling footage was up to 9432 m deep, breaking the record of the deepest onshore well in Asia, Sinopec added. The drilling was commenced on May 1 and completed on October 26 within a span of 177 days.
“The remarkable success proves that China's deep earth technologies are now in the front rank of the world, which paves the way for breaking 10,000 m ultra depth both in technologies and equipment manufacturing in the upcoming future,” the company said.