Oil and natural gas firm Condor Petroleum has completed and performed an initial flow test of the Shoba-1 discovery well in Kazakhstan.

The well initially flowed 250 to 280 barrels per day of 35 degrees API gravity oil from 6.5m of perforations at 747.5m to 754m in the oil pay zone.

Shoba-1 stabilized at a flow rate of 210 bbls of oil per day with 20 psi surface pressure during a three-day test period.

Condor will use the fluid and flow data information acquired during the initial flow period to aid in the design of a long term production test expected to be performed in the third quarter of this year.

The company anticipates that the well will be put on production with a downhole pump which could further enhance these initial production rates.