Oil and gas explorer American Petro-Hunter has commenced the commercial production from its NOJ26 oil well at the North Oklahoma project.

Following a light fracture stimulation (frack) and acidization of the upper Mississippi oil pay zone formation, the well has been completed.

Prior to the frack, the 40ft pay zone was tested that showed an oil cut of over 40% light oil, which is now steadily increasing following the completion of the acid treatment, the company said.

It is anticipated that NOJ26, the second producing oil well at the project, will require several days in order to establish a stable production rate as the remaining frack fluid load will be pumped off during this period.

Once fluid removal is complete, the daily oil production rate can be established, which is currently anticipated for an initial production rate in excess of 125bpd.

The company added that the true test of the well will be the actual quantity of oil sent to the tanks over the upcoming weeks as it is expected that this early flash of oil will be followed by a period of well stabilization.