- Om Tethys Oil
The drilling of the Tidikas-1 exploration well on the Raseiniai licence onshore Lithuania has been successfully completed. The well encountered a combined oil column of almost 50 metres in two different lime stone formations and flowed oil to surface during drill stem tests. The well will be put on a long term production test.
Tidikas-1 was drilled vertically to the Cambrian sandstone at a measured depth of 1,413 metres and cores were taken from Silurian and Ordovician limestones, marl and dolomites. Tidikas-1 was the second well drilled in 2015 on the licence. The Bedugnis-1 well, which was completed in August, was drilled vertically to a total measured depth of 1,067 meters and recorded oil shows while drilling but no oil flowed to surface. Both wells were targeting Silurian reefs and carbonate features mapped by an 80 square kilometres 3D seismic study completed in 2014.
"We are quite encouraged by the well results so far. There are now clear indications that an active petroleum system exists within the Raseiniai licence. We are looking forward to the results of the long term production tests from Tidikas-1 and the analysis of the cores from both Tidikas-1 and Bedugnis-1", says Magnus Nordin, Managing Director of Tethys Oil AB.
The location of further wells on the Raseiniai licence will be determined after more information has been gained through the long term production test of the Tidikas-1 well and the analysis of the cores.
The Raseiniai licence covers 1,535 square kilometres onshore Lithuania. Tethys Oil has a 30% indirect interest in the licence.
For further information, please contact
Magnus Nordin, Managing Director, phone +46 8 505 947 00
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Tethys Oil AB (publ)
Tethys Oil is a Swedish energy company focused on exploration and production of oil. Tethys Oil's core area is the Sultanate of Oman, where the company is one of the largest onshore oil concession holders with a current net production of approximately 10,000 barrels of oil per day. Tethys Oil also has exploration and production assets onshore Lithuania and France. The shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TETY).