Frontera Resources is to drill a second well at its onshore Georgia operations.
The independent oil and gas exploration and production company has now received a drilling permit from the State Agency of Oil and Gas for operations at the well T-45 in the Taribani complex of block 12.
T-45 will be the second well to be drilled, by way of well deepening, following the sidetrack of the well Dino-2 which is planned to commence in January 2018.
It is expected that drilling operations at T-45 will commence immediately after work at Dino-2 is completed.
The Taribani field is a large under-developed oil field covering an area of approximately 80 km2 (potentially 800 km2) on the southern side of block 12.
The well T-45 will be extended to a target depth of 2700m and zones 9, 14 and 15 of the Eldari reservoir will be stimulated and produced together, in a similar manner to well Dino-2.
The company has also selected the third well for drilling and sidetracking in the Taribani complex which will be the well T-39.
Drilling permit application is expected to be filed with the State Agency of Oil and Gas in late November 2017.
Sidetrack operations at well T-39 are planned to commence after completion of drilling and deepening operations at well T-45.